It has been ten years since Apple announced Siri. Today the company is celebrating 10th anniversary for its personal assistant Siri. To commemorate you can wish Siri “Happy Birthday.” Over the past ten years Siri has come a long way and is now capable of handling more complicated tasks.
iOS 15 comes with a slew of new features and improvements. Apple has made some changes to Siri under the hood. It has now come to light that Apple has removed select Siri features used by low vision and blind iPhone users. It is not known why the company removed these utility features.
Apple recently announced a new app called “Siri Speech Study.” The iOS app makes it easier for participants to share their voice requests and other feedback regarding Siri with Apple. The speech study app is available across all regions. However, it is excluded from the App Store charts and categories.
Apple introduced iOS 15 with a lot of improvements to its Siri virtual assistant. The new features like offline support, on-device speech recognition, on-device personalization, and others make the virtual assistant from Apple quite compelling. But does the new Siri in iOS 15 come close to the industry-leading Google Assistant in Android 12?
Apple’s default Siri voice assistant has no gender. Yes, you heard it right. You can ask Siri about its gender, and it will surprise you with the answer. The default Siri voice is set to American female. However, if you are not a fan of the default selection, you can change it to male or change the accent based on your local region.
Siri plays an important role in the Apple ecosystem. Over the years, the company improved Siri functions with smart integration with the default and other third-party apps. While rivals like Google Assistant focus on the accuracy of results, Siri sounds more authentic with a human and, sometimes, a sarcastic touch. If you have recently boarded the Apple train, we recommend you get familiar with Siri and learn some of the cool Siri tips and tricks from the list below.
The Siri voice assistant from Apple is available in 11 languages across 37 countries. However, Apple’s new job listings suggest that Siri will soon support more languages and that it will be available in more countries.
Siri is a great way to get your things done without having to touch your phone. Recently, Apple’s digital assistant drew severe criticism after wrongly answering a question about terrorists.
When Apple announced iOS 14 at WWDC 2020 last month, it boasted about some notable improvements to Siri including being more aware of the on-screen content thereby making it smarter than before. Despite the improvements though, Siri is still nowhere near as good as Google Assistant. A video by In-Depth Tech Reviews has compared Siri in iOS 14 to Google Assistant in Android 11 which shows the former lagging behind in almost all areas.
The police killing of George Floyd has sparked protests across the U.S. In the recent past, many such incidents of police violence against people are surfacing. Many believe that police brutality existed for long, the only difference is that now it is being captured on the camera. A Siri shortcut will come to rescue if you are pulled over by cops. The shortcut is activated by saying “Hey Siri, I am getting pulled over.”