With the release of the next generation iPhone steps approaching, predictions about iPhone 5 have been gone underway among Medias. It is reported that the improvements of iPhone 5 probably including: Natural Language Interface, LTE and NFC.
Natural Language Interface
What can be called Natural Language Interface is to carry out intelligent data processing consists of search, assistant and voice navigation through user natural language recognition. Supposing that iPhone 5 will employ natural language interface results from Apple’s two acquisitions. One is to purchase Siri—a company that develops virtual personal assistant, including voice recognition, natural language interface and semantic network search. The other is to purchase PlaceBase—a map development company which focuses on map enhancement by using private and public data. The two acquisitions plus Apple’s underway data centre make people suspect that the next action Apple is going to take will be natural language interface.
As we all know that Verizon has launched LTE and AT&T is going to launch LTE network. The second assumption is that Apple is likely to follow their steps—employing HP upgraded LTE chip so as to achieve compatibility between iPhone 5 and AT&T, iPhone 5 and Verizon network.
According to the statement of analyst Peter Misek, iPhone 5 is probably to adopt HP’s new chip with GPS and WiFi integrated, and the future Socket will support Bluetooth and NFC. More cloud services will be put into Apple’s next generation operating system. However, the completion of this work will be beyond the expected period and the release of iOS will be put off until this summer or autumn.