Apple Files Patent that Will Let Users Whisper to Siri
Gizmodo first reported how Apple just filed a patent application for the possibility of a whisper to Siri feature implementation. For people who like to fake doing something on their phone, this might just be a godsend.
The patent specifies a digital assistant capable of providing whispered response to a detected whispered speech input. Coming into public knowledge just today, Apple actually filed it back in 2016. The patent also notes how Siri tends to respond in a circumstantially undesirable regular or loud voice. Apple also emphasizes how this would be useful for privacy protection. In addition, the feature might provide ease of use in quiet places such as offices and libraries.
According to the patent filed, a Siri-capable device such as an iPhone or Apple Watch would monitor audio input amplitude and frequency patterns. Through this, Siri would be able to detect when a user whispers to it. This proves especially useful for those who forget to lower their device volume.