Will iPad have Voice Control?

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  1. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't heard or read anything about whether the iPad will have the Voice Control feature that the iPhone 3GS currently has. Anyone know?
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    An actual, original iPad thread. Well done, sir. :D

    You'd think it would but since it was never mentioned anywhere, I guess not.
     
  3. goobot macrumors 603

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    i was going to post this but didnt cause of flaming. i dont think so.
     
  4. Barbie macrumors regular

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    iPad has a built-in microphone and can easily use the microphone on earphones too

    apple's newest iPhone OS devices (3GS and iPod touch 3.0) can do voice control so iPad probably can too

    :)
     
  5. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    They haven't mentioned Voice Control, therefore it's not included.
     
  6. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    No mention of it in the specs. It'll read on-screen text back to you though. Give developers a little time and someone will make an app for it given that the needed hardware is in place.
     
  7. Bodhi395 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's a bad argument, just because they haven't mentioned it doesn't neccessarily mean its not included. It could be that they just didn't feel like it was a feature they wanted to emphasize. Also, Apple sometimes adds things at the last minute that were not announced intially.
     
  8. Spudracer macrumors 6502

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    Does the iPad have a microphone? I don't recall seeing that in the Apple specs. Why? A mic is essential on the iPhone (two way communication) but why would you need one on a content delivery device (one way info flow)? Other than voice commands, I can't imagine why this 1st gen device needs a mic. And even then, if I'm using it while watching TV or with a bunch of people yacking around me, it would only get confused. I don't see much value beyond amazing your friends. It would be funny watching someone scream at their iPad on a train though.
     
  9. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Input and output

    * Dock connector port
    * 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
    * Built-in speaker
    * Microphone
    * Micro SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_ipad/family/ipad?mco=OTY2ODA0NQ

    You may have to click a Tech Specs tab, they seem to be moving things around a lot (or my memory is bad).

    (To answer your 'why' question, I'm sure a lot of people will want things like Skype.)
     
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  11. Alchematron macrumors 65816

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    Maybe its a release day surprise feature

    Its customary in sales to give a few extras when the customer makes a purchase

    Makes the customer feel they received more than what they paid for
     
  12. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    It is? Since when has Apple ever done this?

    In my experience, if it's not explicitly mentioned on Apple's website, don't expect a certain feature to be present. Not saying it wont have it, but to expect it to would be foolish.
     
  13. zipa macrumors 65816

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    Yes, but it'll only respond to Steve J's voice. And the only command that can be given is "All your pad belong to us"... :D
     
  14. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    Voice control on an iPad ? ? ?
    That would be soooooo cool!
     
  15. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Actually no it's not, Apple are trying to sell a product - they will advertise every feature they can to get people to buy it. The iPad will likely not have Voice Control, nothing can be certain but it makes sense.
     
  16. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Seems like a cool feature. I've played with it on my Win7 tablet and unless you're armless it's not much more than a cool trick. I suppose if I had a tablet mounted in my car and was stuck there most of a day it would be nice to voice command it. May be the O.P. could state why he's interested. Anyone else have a good need for voice command?
     
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    Honestly, I see no reason why it wouldn't. I think "Will it lack voice control" might be a better question for the -Why would they take it out when it's already there- sense.
     
  19. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I don't know. You would think Apple would talk about it on the iPad iPod feature page.

    "When you want to play a song, tap it. The Now Playing screen appears, displaying the album art for the song you’re playing. Tap to flip the album over and view the track list. Use your finger to pause, shuffle, change the track, and adjust the volume. Or, if you prefer some private listening, connect wired or Bluetooth wireless headphones, and it’s just you, your favorite tunes, and fantastic sound."

    Why wouldn't they say, you can also start music with Voice Control?

    I'm beginning to think it won't be in the iPad.
     
  20. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    But if the iPad doesn't have Voice Control, the question becomes why? As another poster pointed out, they already have it on the 3rd gen iPod touch, so why take it out?
     
  21. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    Maybe because "It just didn't look good full screen" like the weather and stock apps they left out... :confused:
     
  22. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Maybe they are re-vamping it for 4.0 because it doesn't do much at all right now. And if they had it for the iPad it wouldn't have many commands at all. Maybe Steve didn't feel it was necessary.

    I don't know, but it just seems weird that they would promote voice control so highly on the 3GS and not even one feature on the iPad for it. All they would have to do is copy the content from the iPhone page to the iPad page. Just doesn't seem like Apple to leave it out.
     
  23. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Heh. I'm still waiting to hear what happened to the clock app, I use that a lot! But still, why should it matter what it looks like, isn't the point of Voice Control you don't have to look at it????
     
  24. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    I think because this is a 10 inch tablet we are talking about. They are going in to detail about how to interact with it by touch because - as stated, its a tablet. They are not going to say "Why bother when you can use voice control!". This is just my theory. I just really don't understand why they would make the effort to remove it.

    Haha, yeah. I was mocking them. I thought that was ridiculous. Oh well. Surely they are not just totally dropping them and hopefully will be in a future update.
     
  25. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    They probably didnt demo it at the event because it wasnt ready, but im sure it will have voice control.
     

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