iOS 6 And Siri Appear At WWDC
On Monday, 11 June 2012, iOS 6 was formally introduced to the Apple developer community and the world at large. Apple had confirmed iOS 6 earlier.
Updated MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros also arrived at Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
Scott Forstall, senior vice president of iPhone Software at Apple delved into the spectacular new bells and whistles that will make the refreshed operating system a much-talked about presence across the mobile landscape.
According to details shared on stage during the WWDC keynote, Siri will be getting an update. In other words, Siri will be getting smarter. In one example, Forstall asked Siri when the San Francisco 49ers’ season begins and Siri promptly posted a complete season schedule.
Now, Siri will be tapping into new information services and platforms, raising Siri’s IQ in that now she would be able to provide better, more detailed information across a wide variety of interests, like dining out. OpenTable integration, for instance, will help you make dinner reservations from your device using Siri.
From movies to music and dining to sports scores, Siri is going to do much more, like open apps. Car dealerships are even integrating with Siri to deliver “spoken alerts” to drivers. Toyota, GM, Mercedes, BMW, Honda, Audi, and others will all integrate Siri this year.
Confirming earlier rumors, Facebook will also see improved integration as the social network can now be updated via voice command through Siri.
As we all expected, Siri is coming to the iPad.