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Voice Control accessibility feature coming to Mac and iOS

Apple has taken the stage at WWDC 2019 to reveal that a new suite of voice-connected functionality is landing on Mac as well as iOS.


Voice control is all the rage today as mobile and smart-home devices continue to grow in popularity. Apple has long been on top of the functionality thanks to the likes of Siri, but the company has just announced that even more voice accessibility is coming to both iOS as well as the Mac platform.

Using new voice control functions, Apple users will be able to complete simple tasks without having to use their hands at all. The usual vocal commands were revealed, including the option to compose new messages, adjust volume, use text-to-type, and more.

These options will be introduced to macOS Catalina as well as iOS. On mobile devices such as the iPhone, the Voice Control feature also takes into account user awareness, which will be especially helpful for users with motor impairments. And, considering that the company is ever-aware of security concerns, Apple has pledged that the audio processed by Voice Control will be accessible will be accessible by no one, not even the Apple developers themselves.

Be on the lookout for these changes to land on both Mac through macOS Catalina as well as the latest version of iOS soon. Mac users may also be interested to learn more about the new Mac Pro, offering unparalleled amounts of power and more customization options than Apple PC users would ever expect. For the absolute latest highlights from Apple's recent keynote presentation, head on over to Shacknews' WWDC 2019 home page.

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