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The latest line to come out of the Apple rumor-mill is iOS-related and iOS 5 to be specific. According to a report by TechCrunch the much vaunted Siri could be the secret ingredient in the next major mobile operating system release to come out of Cupertino.

Bought by Apple last year, Siri is an iOS app that allows users to perform tasks using simple, real English commands. An example would be asking the app what is playing at a particular venue. The app would then go off and find out. No search criteria, no modifiers.

Expected to be announced at WWDC in June, iOS 5 is touted as a major new release for iOS, with more than a few new features expected. Siri’s integration deep into the operating itself could open iDevices to a new world of true hands-free operation. This could be especially true if rumors of the feature being opened up to developers are accurate.

We think we live in the future now thanks to our touch-screen phones and tablets. You just wait until we’re telling our hardware what to do just using our voices!

It’s real-life Star Trek!

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