News comes from employees at Apple who’re reportedly working on a new service through its paces, one that would allow Siri to not only answer a missed call of a pre-set voicemail message, but also give her the ability to record and transcribe those messages for users to read as text later. The message would be sent to users via iCloud, completely skipping the need to check voicemail. So Apple is testing a service that allow Siri to answer calls and transcribe voicemail in the future. Great!
Apple is already in talks with existing mobile carrier operators to bring its own wireless network in the United States and Europe, like how Google Project Fi works. Now that this report somewhat clarifies it is evidently putting its effort in launching MVNO soon.
According to the source, the so-called “iCloud Voicemail” service could relay information regarding where a user is and specifies as to why they can’t pick up the phone, if given the permission to do so. As per the report, “multiple Apple emplyees” are testing the new feature and if it satys on track, it could see a debut sometime in 2016 with iOS 10 launch, instead with iOS 9 final.
Apple’s proposed solution is both incredibly simple and incredibly clever: People like to leave voicemails (it’s often quicker to orally deliver your information than it is to type it in a text message). But they don’t like to receive voicemails (it’s a lot quicker to read a text than it is to listen to the other person talking at you). The new product will also bridge a generation gap: Older users like voicemails. Young people do not.
Apple sends voice data to company servers, where Siri converts the words spoken into text. iCloud Voicemail will presumably function in the same way, sending the raw voicemails to Apple, and Siri will then transcribe them and make them available on your iPhone.
On Siri, Apple has began focusing mainly on performance enhancements and subtle design changes with this year’s launch of iOS 9. Siri at the heart of the changes and the new iOS will allow the personal assistant to create contextual reminders, search more thoiroughly through photos and videos, and grant users an easily-accessible curated list of contacts and apps in “Siri Suggestions,” a quick left-swipe from the home screen, etc.
For this new integration, we have to wait for some more time and you will be answering calls and transribe voicemails through Siri in the upcoming days.