Patent shows that Siri could be used for shopping and other functions in the future
Samsung GALAXY Nexus," you might say into your iPhone only to get a response like, "Don't you mean you want to buy an Apple iPhone?" and take you to the Apple Store to purchase it.
Currently, asking Siri to make an online purchase results in the personal assistant saying, "Sorry, I can't purchase that." With the Wolfram Alpha engine Siri uses, Apple iPhone 4S users can now find out from Siri if a certain product is in stock at Best Buy. An actual purchase however, cannot be completed. Of course, there is no guarantee that the functions described in the patent will ever make it into a version of the Apple iPhone. Still, the possibilities seem so enticing for Apple that it would seem like a sure thing to be included in a future version of the device.
source: FreePatentsOnline via AppleInsider
1. SleepingOz (unregistered)
"Siri, I want to buy the Samsung GALAXY Nexus,"
2. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Hahaha! "Sorry, I cannot understand what you are saying."
3. VinCrel (Posts: 39; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)
I guess Siri is quite insistent..
"Siri, I want to buy the Samsung GALAXY Nexus."
"You would like to but the iPhone 4S? I'm going to get you the Apple stores nearby."
"No, I said, I want to buy the Samsung GALAXY Nexus."
"I understand. I will pull up the map for the nearest Apple stores."
Now, tell me who's dumber?
5. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
does it actually say that after asking it multiple times?
4. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
So they patent for shopping? What the hell is wrong with Apple? Now their trying too keep companies from using shopping as a patent
6. Jerry209 (Posts: 42; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)
Siri is a slut watching me wank it oh bitch I saw u ..dirty
8. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
Apple should go even further to help their apple iphone users : Siri should have access to your credit card and buy order things even without asking you
9. dumbdumb (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)
yah except its already been invented its called a WIFE
10. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
You think siri is a patented trick invented by apple and siri is simply my wife speaking from another iPhone ?