What happened to the speech to text feature

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  1. putzee52 macrumors newbie

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    What happened to the speech to text feature I've read about and was looking forward to. Is that Siri? That is a huge feature the droid has that we don't.
     
  2. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    It is on the iPhone 4S only.
     
  3. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    What a load of bull! The speech to text is NOT the same as Siri and should be available on the 4. I guess I have my first great reason to jailbreak once someone enables this on the 4.
     
  4. putzee52 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Iwas rumored to be there. Even saw screen shots with a little mic button next to the space bar.
     
  5. Nocaster macrumors regular

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    Screenshot was taken on a 4s. During the 4s Demonstration

    It wasn't a rumor - lol
     
  6. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    It's only available on 4S, and it requires a data connection to work.
     
  7. munch2112 macrumors member

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    Siri has only ever been said to be available on the 4S. Never the 4 or older. Or an iPad coming to that!

    It needs the newer processer to work properly. (I'm lead to believe!)
     
  8. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    I'm actually pretty happy about this :)

    iPhone 4 owners have had the best for over a year now. It's time for the 4s people to shine in the spotlight.

    +

    This will keep the demand/resale value of the 4s higher as well...
     
  9. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    If you have no clue what you're talking about then shush!

    Text-to-speech was exposed as a feature of iOS 5 BEFORE Apple unveiled the 4S. It was never made clear if it would make it into the final build. Obviously it has just been restricted from the iPhone 4 artificially.

    I will accept the argument that perhaps SIRI wouldn't run as well on an iPhone 4, but simple speech-to-text would not have caused any problems. Want proof? Try Dragon Dictation for iPhone.
     
  10. munch2112 macrumors member

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    Oh yea Dragon Dictation works perfectly... dont get me wrong. but that is PLAIN Speech to Text. not siri.
     
  11. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    lol, keep your hands on the wheel!!!

    jk, I hope it comes to the 4 soon? I'm not holding my breath though.
     
  12. putzee52 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not worried about thehands on the wheel, just the large Polish thumbs hitting extra keys. LOL
     
  13. PhoneI macrumors 65816

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    Really? I have been running the iOS5 beta for months and never noticed it.
     
  14. Nocaster macrumors regular

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    Exposed by whom?
     
  15. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    You do ralize that siri is all done server side. All you need is a microphone and data connection. Even Siri being limited to the 4s is an artificial limitation.
     
  16. ZZ Bottom, Oct 13, 2011
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    ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    WTF do you think this thread is about??? NOT having Siri on 4 but speech-to-text. As in the same feature Android has included for some time.

    Why are there so many clueless rebuttals...

    speech-to-text in iOS 5 first link on Google search dated from August 7th.

    EDIT: Even Apple's website is showing screen shots of the speech-to-text icon under the iOS 5 feature page. iOS 5 features - Scroll down to Twitter integration details and look at keyboard!
     
  17. putzee52 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah it's a beat situation. I watch my friends do this on their droids all the time. I know there are apps out there, but if one of the apps could integrate the button right into the mms keyboard keys. That would be gold!
     
  18. gloss macrumors 601

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    They also noted that it was hidden in the build. It was never a public feature. Hence, it was only in there for their internal testing with the 4S.

    Speech-to-text is fundamentally the same system as Siri. They go hand in hand.
     
  19. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Android's speech-to-text also requires a data connection.
     

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