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August 6, 2011 / David Bleeker

Nuance speech-to-text ‘Dictation’ functionality revealed in iOS 5 beta 5

More evidence of a speech-to-text feature that Apple is calling ‘Dictation’, at least for now, has surfaced in iOS 5 beta 5. The feature will most likely be using the technology that Apple is licensing from speech company Nuance.

The feature seems to be called ‘Dictation’ for now, according to files in iOS 5 b5, but that very well could change before the release. There is no guarantee, of course, that this feature will even make it into iOS 5, but the possibility seems strong that Apple will announce it at an event this fall where it should announce the next version of the iPhone as well. [read more]

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