“Apple’s latest iOS 5 Beta 5 contains the interface elements for their rumored upcoming Speech Recognition features,” Arnold Kim reports for MacRumors. “The screenshot [in the full article] (via 9to5Mac) shows a microphone button found on the standard text keyboard in iOS. Pressing on the microphone button will bring up a microphone speech screen where you presumably start speaking.”
“Apple has long been rumored to be working on an intelligent assistant speech interface to iOS based on their Siri acquisition,” Kim reports. “This latest screenshot shows how the speech recognition can be called up from any standard text entry field… Apple seems to have gone out of its way to keep it hidden from prying eyes.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]