Siri sucks to use in public.

Think about it: whether you're in a library or a grocery store, it's awkward to use Siri. She's loud. But, imagine if she could whisper. Would you use it more then? Apple seems to be asking itself this very question, according to its patent application, which Gizmodo just discovered. The patent describes an assistant capable of whispering.

Apple filed for the patent last year, and the US Patent and Trademark Office has just made it public. It details “a digital assistant that is capable of detecting a whispered speech input and providing a whispered speech response”. It also admits that Siri usually responds in a "loud voice", which may be "undesired under certain circumstances".

Apple provided a few instances of when a whispered response from Siri may be more appropriate, like at the library or in a cubicle at work. Anyway, if this patent ever comes to fruition, it means that you might one day be able to whisper to Siri and have the assistant whisper responses back to you, thus protecting your privacy a bit more.

As for the actual technology, the filing discusses how a Siri-enabled device, like an iPhone, will measure an audio input’s amplitude and frequency patterns and then determine if you're whispering.

Check it out:

Apple imagined a version of Siri that can whisper responses to you image 2 - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

Sections Apple Phones