This Is What iOS 5’s Text-To-Speech Integration Will Look Like

This Is What iOS 5’s Text-To-Speech Integration Will Look Like

We have theorized before that Apple was holding back its much rumored iOS 5’s Nuance speech integration as a feature to be revealed at the iPhone 5 launch event, and it looks like we may have been right, as a couple of new screenshots have popped up showing just how speech recognition will be integrated with the operating syste,.

First posted by 9to5Mac, the integration is pretty simple: any time a keyboard pops up, you can just tap a microphone button next to the space key to transcribe speech into text.

Depressingly, it seems that for right now, Apple’s leaning towards making this feature exclusive to the iPhone and iPod Touch in iOS 5, leaving the iPad out of things all together, as they have also done with Notification Center widgets and Voice Control. Let’s hope they change their mind: typing on an iPad is still pretty painful.

Update: Sorry about the borked image! Fixed!

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  • gerenm63

    You may want to check the picture on this post — it’s the same as the picture for the Edu-iMac post, and doesn’t show anything to do with text-to-speech…

  • FrankMacdonald

    I just paid $ 23.86 for an iPhone and my girlfriend loves her Dell laptop that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 42 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 665 which only cost me $ 62,81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, GrabPenny.com

  • Mike Radie

    It doesn’t look like anything!

  • gdkid2010

    That’s pretty detailed looking button. Almost looks like a Mac with keyboard and mouse

  • lals82
  • JessieCliffer

    I just paiid $21.87 for an iP a d2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://bit.ly/nzgzEi

  • lals82
  • Michael Spurlock

    Another author making the same mistake.  Speech-to-Text, not the other way around.  Big difference.

  • cyberb0b

    Pretty inexcusable for a tech-blogger, huh? 

  • lls43

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