Apple will make getting suggestions for potentially worthwhile Today at Apple sessions a bit easier, as long as you opt-in. In iOS 12.2, which is currently being beta tested and will see a public launch later this year, users that have the Apple Store app installed on their device will be able to turn on Siri suggestions for Today at Apple sessions. To turn it on, users will need to open Settings –> Siri & Search –> Apple Store.
Once in that setting, there will be a new option: “Find Interests in Other Apps”. If enabled, Siri will then be able to offer suggestions for Today at Apple sessions. Those suggestions will be based on an individual’s Siri usage, along with the apps installed on their devices.
If you use a particular photography app all the time, for instance, Siri could then suggest a photography-related session for you to consider. As noted in the original report following this feature’s discovery, this is simply an extension of what Apple already offers within the Apple Store app. There are already Today at Apple session suggestions there, but this expands what can be suggested in a big way.
In related news, Apple officially added more than 50 new sessions for Today at Apple. At the time, it was described in part as:
“Since the beginning, Today at Apple has been about educating and inspiring the communities we serve. These new sessions are an opportunity to unlock the creative potential in all of our customers,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. “There is a session for everyone at Today at Apple and we can’t wait to see what you will create.”
iOS 12.2 will launch to the public soon. What do you think of this new feature? Think you’ll turn it on?