Pre iOS8 I could tap the little microphone icon, speak and it would send a text with the words I spoke. I liked it a lot. Post iOS8, now the microphone actually sends a voice text ( the sound of my voice ) that deletes itself after a short while. I'm not really liking this. Mostly, because somehow it keeps activating and recording 10 minutes of me typing at work or mumbling about not being able to find a jacked up semi-colon somewhere. My girlfriend got 5 minutes of me singing to some Disney pop star while I was driving home, this is horrible. Luckily, my girlfriend survived and is recovering quite well. What I'm whining about is that I don't want my texts to become voice texts. It is very annoying to press a button and wait for someone to speak. You really know what I mean if you live in Texas. Some of you people, speak s o d a n g s l o w, I s w e a r I ' l l... you get the point. I can read a text in a second, listen to a voice text could take forever. This is like voice mail, but more annoying because it deletes itself, you may not be able to listen to it a second time.