iPhone 6 may sport a feature that will allow users to tag and sort photos simply by speaking. “That’s my family at Thanksgiving dinner,” and done. A newly discovered patent, which Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) had filed with the U.S. Patents and Trademark Office in March will let users tag photos with their voice. That could be the quickest and simplest way to describe photos. The patent was first discovered by AppleInsider.
iPhone 6 to make your life easier
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s patent is titled the “Voice-Based Image Tagging and Searching.” The Cupertino-based company brought an automatic photo-sorting feature in iOS 7. It presents photos as tiny thumbnails based on the year they were taken. You simply have to zoom in to find the photos based on location and date. The latest patent would allow the Siri in iPhone 6 to search through the photos and tag faces captured in it. You can give a voice command to Siri to sort through pictures. Just say “Show me photos from Germany captured in 2012,” and it will present the relevant images.
Users have seen a growing volume of photos captured from their iPhones. It makes sorting images difficult for them. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) said in its patent filing that tagging images based on locations and names will allow them to find images they want to see more easily. Moreover, tagging and searching by giving a voice command is much easier. The new system can also identify faces, buildings and landscapes. It has all the possibility to appear in the iPhone 6.
Will China Mobile deal affect iPhone 6 release date?
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to launch the iPhone 6 in September or October 2014. However, Digitimes says that the tech giant may launch the iPhone 6 in May 2014. It reports that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s deal with China Mobile Ltd. (NYSE:CHL) (HKG:0941) may prompt the company to bring a bigger iPhone to compete with Android vendors in the world’s most populous country. Forbes says that the launch of the iPhone 6 may prompt Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to slightly reduce the prices of the iPhone 5C, making it more affordable to Asian buyers.
Other expected features of the iPhone 6 include an eye scanner, a larger screen, IGZO display, a revamped 64-bit A8 processor, and an improved iOS 8. There were also rumors of a curved screen in the iPhone 6 like the LG G-Flex. But that doesn’t seem realistic.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares jumped 0.15% to $563.90 in pre-market trading Friday. The stock is up about 6% this year so far.