With the new iPhone 3GS comes a smart voice control system to ask you iPhone to do some basic tasks. At first I though it was a pretty much useless feature, but actually I’m using it more and more; not having to get your phone from your pocket while your walking is very comfortable.
So, to give you an example, as I was walking in the street with my headset on the other day, I held the button on my headset for about one second to activate the voice control and just said:
— No music is playing, do you want to play music now?
— Shuffle on.
The music started playing as expected. Then, I needed to call to my friend Nicolas, and without getting my phone out of my pocket, I said:
— Call Nicolas.
— Home or mobile?
— Calling Nicolas, mobile.
Neat! When I hung up, the music started playing back again with a smooth fade in, and as I wanted to listen to something else, I said:
— Play more songs like this.
— Playing Genius playlist based on “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins.
And the Genius playlist started to play.
There is a lot more actions you can do with voice control, and I haven’t learned all of them yet. The nice thing is when you trigger voice control the list of commands would scroll on the screen; no need to read the manual. Also, voice control supports about 20+ languages.
It’s things like that that makes this product very polished.