Virtual Assistant from Apple:
The voice control feature that comes with the latest version of iOS 5 may outshine the release of the newest iPhone model even if consumers have already eagerly waited for the announcement the latter mentioned device.
The voice control feature, which Apple calls as a Virtual Assistant, is deemed to change how people will interact with their iPhones.
People can practically converse with the devices when they are deciding on things and activity schedules.
This service, which has been reported by Charles Golvin from Forrester as a catch up act from Apple with Google has actually been around for quite some time now in concept.
This has been described by Former Apple CEO John Sculley as “Knowledge Navigator” in his 1987 released book Odyssey.
Apple had been exploring the concept over the next years and the Knowledge Navigator took form in a tablet computer that was made prior the production of iPad.
This had incorporated an advanced text to speech function with a speech comprehension system and multi-touch gesture interface, technologies that were much similar to iOS.
Technically then, Apple has had the hardware technology for iPad practically established for years now due to Knowledge Navigator but it has not perfected the text-to-speech and speech understanding chops until the Siri start-up came.
Siri started as an iPhone application utilizing voice recognition. This is much similar to the iOS Google Search and Android apps for voice search.
The difference is with Siri, one ought to give descriptive instructions and Siri would deliver results for the highest ranking items that reflect what has just been described. It also gives the nearest GPS determined location for the searched items.
The Siri is actually the one that serves as the Virtual Personal Assistant. It functions in such manner because it does not only search for results but also does other things.
The user for example can ask it to make reservations in restaurants that provide services through the internet. Also, it can analyze the user’s personal preferences and interaction history to accomplish other tasks.
This happens as it is used several times.
Given these functions, then Siri may just take over the new iPhone’s popularity.