The new iPhone 6 may include features like image tagging and searching using the user's voice, according to a new report.
The new technology was discovered by AppleInsider after Apple filed a new patent application for "Voice-Based Image Tagging and Searching." According to the patent's description, the technology would allow for "natural language" to bring up photos saved on the iPhone.
According to the report, this would allow iPhone users to say a voice command like "This is me at the beach," through Siri, which would automatically tag the photo as such.
The technology could also use facial recognition to tag all photos of one person once the user identifies them. For instance, if you were to tag your friend Steve in one photo, the iPhone could then search through all photos saved on the device and tag the photos featuring Steve.
By extension, the voiced-based image technology would allow for searching of specific photos. For example, if the user asks Siri to find photos of the user at the beach, it would pull them up as long as the user has tagged them thusly.
There are many rumors swirling about the new features on Apple's upcoming iPhone 6. Enstars previously reported on the rumors that the company was developing 3D sensors for the phone, which would allow for the user to measure the mass of something just by taking its picture, for example.
The new iPhone 6 is rumored to be released in May 2014, though Apple has not confirmed the date.