Monday, June 6, 2011
About The Nuance No-Show At Apple?s WWDC Keynote
With regard to today's WWDC keynote, we were right about a lot of things. Twitter/iOS. Revamped notifications. Widgets (though they didn't call them "widgets" on stage, the weather and stock areas in the notifications pull-down are widgets). iOS Messages (okay, this was more of a dream that somehow came true). July launch for OS X Lion. No "iPhone 4S".�iCloud WWDC launch. iOS 5 fall launch. But we weren't right about everything. Namely, where the hell was Nuance and/or Siri in today's keynote? We're still looking into this, but here's the latest we're hearing. At least three of our original sources on this were "very surprised" not to hear anything during the keynote today. One noted that leading up to the last minute, they were sure new, elaborate voice features in iOS 5 were going to be announced on stage. It didn't happen. Apple has been known to pull things at the last second. But this may go deeper.