According to Patently Apple and a new Apple patent application that was published this morning by the US Patent and Trademark Office, future iPhone’s will provide users with a new way to communicate. The system, involving text-to speech and speech-to-text converters as well as providing a way of sending prerecorded notifications to the caller if unable to speak when answering your phone.
Apple has been investigating the technology for use when making and receiving calls in a noisy area. It works like this… The iPhone would automatically detect and alert the user of a high noise level. It would then activate text-to-speech conversion and mute the microphone. The user could then enter text which would be automatically converted to speech when sent to the person on the other end of the call. When the noise level is reduced the text-to-speech would be deactivated, the microphone turned on, and the caller would be able to continue the conversation and vice versa.
This coming after rumors of this exact capability coming soon to the iPhone 5 and the rumors of partnership between Apple and Nuance. Nuance’s voice recognition technology could power these converters.Stay tuned with us for more breaking news. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and check out our RSS for quick reference.