Siri took up a major chunk of the WWDC 2012 keynote speech by Scott Forstall, Apple’s senior vice president of iOS Software. Let’s explore what it was all about.
Since her conception 8 months ago, Siri has gone through rigorous training sessions and has emerged as a far more learned and capable minded lady then before. She has become worldlier and understands basic human requirements more. On one hand, she saves a girl from eating crappy junk food by helping her boyfriend select a good restaurant. She has Yelp to tell the boy about the most delicious cuisines in town while OpenTable comes to rescue when he is looking for a reservation. And she very well knows that a date is not really complete without a movie. So, she will not only tell you which movie is playing where but will also help you decide on one by pulling up Rotten Tomatoes reviews and movie trailers.
Since she is not gender biased in any way, she has committed to memory all present past game scores, records, player card of games like baseball, basketball, football, soccer and even hockey. In short she is your walking talking sports encyclopaedia.
Siri has gone pretty international with her language skills; she has learned some fancy new languages that include Mandarin, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Korean and Cantonese. Even her local search has been expanded world wide.
Siri doesn’t even mind if you don’t look at her while you give her commands. Her new EyesFree feature is supposed to enhance road safety. Since, in the accident causing department, next in line after drunk drivers are the distracted drivers, hence some big car manufactures has agreed to integrate Siri into their cars with a dedicated Siri button. This button will let you talk to Siri all you like; even the iPhone screen will not light up to distract you. So you drive safely while she bids your commands.
The days you spent frustratingly searching for your favourite apps which you have moved unconsciously or have deleted accidently are gone. Siri can now launch apps. She will bring up your favourite game, update the Twitter status for you and even upload your thoughts on Facebook. Yes! Apple has finally integrated Facebook in iOS 6.