Apple employees are testing a voicemail service that uses Siri to answer your calls and transcribe voicemail messages. Apple's iCloud service will then send you the text of the transcribed voicemail — meaning you will never need to listen to your voicemails again, sources tell Business Insider. The new service is being prepared for launch in 2016, we hear.
The way it works is quite simple. If you have the 'iCloud Voicemail' service enabled and miss a call, Siri will answer instead of the standard voicemail service. It will be able to relay information about where you are and why you can't come to the phone, to select people. It will also transcribe any incoming messages so you can read them quickly.
iCloud Voicemail is expected to launch in 2016, perhaps alongside iOS 10. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.