Apple hasn’t revealed much about features that we’re going to see in iOS 5, but according to the latest news, it appears that Apple is working on integrating Nuance’s text-to-speech features into iOS 5. So far, only information about this feature is a screenshot leaked that clearly shows the presence of a microphone button on iPhone’s virtual keyboard. Pressing this button will show you an even larger microphone, which means that your speech will be recognized and transferred from speech to text. As for the accuracy of this feature, reports say that it works pretty well, but we’ll have to wait and see for ourselves.
This feature is a welcome addition, but we have to wonder how it will handle different types of accents when iOS 5 finally becomes available.