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iOS 5 To Have Deeply Integrated Voice Technology, Report Claims

Apple's highly anticipated iOS 5 mobile platform will come 'deeply integrated' with voice command features, a report has claimed.

According to a report on Tech Crunch (opens in new tab), the new iOS 5, which could be unveiled at the Apple World Wide Developers Conference in June, will include voice command features which are based on technology gained with the acquisition last year of startup Siri.

Siri made an innovative personal assistant app for the iPhone, which allowed users to accomplish tasks like taking notes, writing agendas and booking tickets by simply speaking into the phone.

Apple will reportedly be using Siri's artificial intelligence and voice assistance technology as well as Siri's team, who will be 'a big part of iOS 5'. The technology could also be opened to developers for use in third party apps.

Another voice feature of iOS 5 which the Wall Street Journal suggested is in the pipeline is a 'voice navigation' system. Further evidence of the integration of voice technology came from AppleInsider who noticed earlier this month that the company was seeking an 'iOS speech operations engineer.'

Apple has announced that its popular World Wide Developers Conference will be held from June 6th to June 10th in San Francisco. The company said that it will be making some significant announcements related to the Mac OS X and iOS platforms.

Developers and Apple enthusiasts are more eager than ever to attend the event, with tickets selling out within 12 hours of them becoming available. monitors all leading technology stories and rounds them up to help you save time hunting them down.