MacRumors has helped put together an artist’s rendition of what the next iPhone’s top secret iOS “Assistant” feature will look like. The artist is Jan-Michael Cart, also known as the man behind many of the popular Apple concept videos that have circulated around the internet.
Nuance’s voice technology will power Assistant for iPhone 5/4S users. The feature will reportedly not work on older devices due to the need for Apple’s A5 processor.
Cart imagines the design of Assistant based off an earlier report that detailed the feature extensively. MacRumors claims to have heard the same info about what Assistant will be like:
“We’ve created this artist rendition (above) of what the Assistant interface looks like based on sources with knowledge of the feature. After a long press on the home button, the screen fades and slides up, just like with the multitasking interface. Revealed is a silver icon with an animated orbiting purple flare which indicates a ready state. From what we’ve been told, this image is a close representation of the actual Assistant interface.”
Here’s a video of how Assistant will likely work on the next iPhone:
The feature works very much like the Siri Assistant app in the App Store, with Nuance’s voice recognition technology working to determine what specific need the user wants met. We love the way that Cart has imagined the displayed info in the iOS Notification Center pulldown.
Who’s excited for Assistant?