Here's a Catch-22: It's really easy to leave a voice mail when somebody doesn't pick up, but few people want to actually listen to it. You have to type your password, listen to the robot voice give you instructions you already know, then listen to a possibly rambling message.
Now Apple and Siri, the iPhone's virtual assistant, are working to fix the problem with an obvious solution we've been waiting for forever.
Business Insider reports that Apple is testing a new voice mail technology where Siri will pick up your missed call. The audio voice mail will then be transcribed into a text message, which takes far less time to read than it does to listen to a voice mail.
It will work much the same way Siri currently operates when you ask it to send a text message. The audio is sent to Apple's servers and transcribed into text, which is then sent on.
According to Business Insider, the voice-mail-to-text-message service, called iCloud Voicemail, is scheduled for release in 2016.