“Apple wants Siri, its personal digital assistant, to be able to respond to your input with a whisper,” Dennis Sellers reports for Apple World Today. “The company has filed for a patent (number 201922666) for a ‘digital assistant providing whispered speech.'”

Apple’s summary: Systems and processes for detecting and/or providing a whispered speech response are provided. In one example process, speech is received from a user, and based on the speech input, determined that a whispered speech response is to be provided. Upon determining that a whispered speech response is to be provided, the whispered speech response is generated and provided to the user.

Sellers reports, “pple says that it’s important that a device ‘recognizes the user’s whispered speech, which may vary from normal speech, and provide a whispered speech response under these circumstances.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: This would be perfect for students studying in the library, or for a patient in a doctor’s waiting room, for just a couple of examples.