25 June 2009 @ 13:52Voice Control Texting for the iPhone
It sounds like an oxymoron, I know, but texting via Voice Control seems like the natural next step for Apple’s iPhone.
You may be thinking, “If you’re going to open your mouth to speak a message, why not just call the person instead of message them?” Well, there are often times when the circumstances don’t make a phone call feasable for one or both parties involved in the conversation. For instance, when you’re in a library or another quiet environment.
So, then what’s the point of speaking a text message? Firstly, speaking is usually a lot quicker than typing. Secondly, texting while driving is dangerous and often times illegal. This is where Voice Control text messaging would come into play. Apple has already built in voice recognition into the iPhone 3G S, so it shouldn’t be too much of a stretch to extend Voice Control’s abilities to speech-to-text message compositon.
Such a feature enhancement would allow Apple to tout the iPhone as one of the safest phones on the market.
Cross your fingers and look for this feature in a future iPhone update.