Five years after launch, Siri is finally opening up to the developers in iOS 10. But as this Apple, there’s a catch. Well, more like five. At the Platforms State of the Union, Apple took some time to explain just how SiriKit will work and who can use it.
Don’t you just hate it when you say “Hey Siri” around multiple devices and they all wake up at once? You won’t have to worry about that with iOS 10, which automatically detects nearby devices and only activates one.
There have been multiple leaks and rumors to suggest that Apple will be bringing Siri to OS X (soon to be renamed to macOS) with the next release of the OS. Further solidifying this rumor is Siri itself, which has now started responding to some basic navigation commands of OS X.
Apple products aren’t strangers to getting credit when it comes to saving lives, and now Siri is seeing some of that attention, too.
Top iOS developer Marco Arment, creator of apps like Instapaper and Overcast, is worried Apple isn’t investing heavily enough in “big-data AI services” like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and others are. Arment warns that Apple “will find itself in a similar position as BlackBerry did almost a decade ago” if it doesn’t change that.
Siri has become a tentpole feature for iOS-based devices, one of the many built-in features meant to help owners when they need it.
It’s been a busy day for Apple and patents, with the company setting its sights on an even smart cover for the iPad Pro, and facing yet another patent infringement lawsuit from a court in Las Vegas.
Neil Patrick Harris is back for another iPhone 6s ad from Apple, and Siri is tagging along for the experience, too.