Siri learns new tricks in iOS 6 and comes to the new iPad, will launch apps and tell you that LeBron is taller than Kobe
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 11, 2012, 1:37 PM
It will also make the sports sections in the newspaper obsolete, as it can directly be asked "How did the Rangers do last night?", and will return the result and game stats. You can even ask it sports trivia, like who's taller from LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, and it will size those two up and return the answer. The same goes for movies and actors trivia, courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes, like asking Siri to recommend movies with Scarlet Johansson.
Next up is the partnership with Open Table and Yelp for restaurant and meal recommendations that you can use Siri for, and you can also make reservations directly from the results.
One of the most interesting new features is called Eyes Free, which will basically be a button in your car - yes, Apple has partnered with a number of vehicle makers to introduce this in their cars over the next 12 months - and you will be able to command Siri without looking, like tweeting while driving, pretty cool. The brands include BMW, GM, Mercedes, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, Chrysler and Honda.
To top it all off, Siri is arriving for the new iPad in its full bloom, and has learned a number of new languages, like German Italian, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese and... ahem, Canadian. Not kidding, Scott Forstall even said "eh".
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iris reads the answer out loud
posted on Jun 11, 2012, 1:41 PM 7
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posted on Jun 11, 2012, 1:46 PM 2
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SIRI will NOT be on the original iPad though. Apple is taking a bit of a risk here I think especially with the tablet wars going to get very hot this fall. SIRI will come on the iPhone 3GS and up. So, my iPhone 4 may get more life out of it after all.
posted on Jun 11, 2012, 2:15 PM 0
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the car button would be pretty cool. if you had a car with Bluetooth and a Siri button that would actually create a practical reason to buy an iPhone. o:
posted on Jun 11, 2012, 2:20 PM 0
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My truck has bluetooth and I've been using Vlingo on my Thunderbolt recently and it works pretty well. When text messages come in, the music goes down (but not completely) and the messages are read to you (you can choose to have emails read too I believe). And if you turn on hands free, you don't even have to push any button to initiate commands. You just say, "hey Vlingo" and go from there. So if Hands free is turned on, after a text message comes in, if I want to reply, I just say, "Reply: And my message"... You can find businesses and get directions easily and seamlessly with Maps already integrated. It will Launch apps.
posted on Jun 11, 2012, 2:58 PM 1
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This is innovation, not SVoice that copied everything wholesale.
posted on Jun 11, 2012, 2:47 PM 2
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Truly theres no point to put s-voice in new gs3 if they really didnt want to go on apple's way. I wont say s-voice is copy of siri but let me know what was the point to put it on gs3 if u really hate apple
posted on Jun 11, 2012, 2:55 PM 0
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Siri still won't be able to understand 50% of what you say and you will have to keep reasking it like a hard of hearing grandma.. So overall neat feature you will still have to bypass and just type the question in anyway.
posted on Jun 12, 2012, 6:39 AM 0
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