The next-generation iPhone will feature significantly more RAM to show off its rumoured advanced voice control capabilities to their fullest, reports suggest.
Sources cited by 9to5Mac claim that 1GB of RAM will be on board the device, double that of the iPhone 4. And that this, teamed with the nigh-on certain to feature A5 dual core processor, will be the brawny bedrock on which the Assistant voice-control app will run.
Purportedly dubbed iOS Assistant, the application-cum-service, which will be exclusive to iPhone 5 precisely because it’s so power-hungry, is being touted as a “true natural language spoken control system”.
So what does that mean? Well, first and foremost, it enables users to perform all sorts of tasks by voice commands alone, including compose complex schedules and add reminders.
Better still, it will speak to the user to ascertain how best to fulfil the spoken request it’s been given and can even use the handset’s GPS to determine when and where best to remind the phone owner of the demands.
Exactly when we’ll be able to get on board with the feature isn’t yet totally clear. However, supply chain heat now suggests iPhone 5 will be officially unveiled on October 4th at Apple's California campus and will actually hit stores around the middle of the month.