Siri loses beta tag on September 18th

Siri loses beta tag on September 18th
The upcoming launch of iOS 7 on September 18th brings more changes than the new pastel colors and the removal of skeumorphic icons. It also removes the "beta" tag from Siri. The voice activated personal assistant, which was first introduced with the unveiling of the Apple iPhone 4s, has worn the beta tag since then, on the Apple iPhone 5, the third and fourth generation Apple iPad and the Apple iPad mini.

Apple has updated its website and has replaced the picture on its Siri page. The image on the page now shows the fourth-gen iPad next to the Apple iPhone 5s where previously the Apple iPhone 5 was in the picture. Apple says that Siri now "understands what you say, knows what you mean, and even talks back."

Siri will now search in Twitter and Wikipedia, and web search results from Bing. Siri now can answer you as a female or male, in English, French, or German. In addition, Siri has been boning up on sports knowledge and can also make restaurant reservations as well as learn how to pronounce a new name. And in iOS 7, Siri can post to Facebook or Twitter and even open certain apps.



source: SlashGear

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23 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And it still isn't as good as Google Now. :)

4. syedzain

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

After Siri, Google now was Born lol...

6. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Yeah, which is why he used the word "still" lol...

14. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

After Siri, Google Now was *introduced to the world.* It was a secret project that had been in development for years prior to Apple *buying* Siri (and promptly nerfing it, as pointed out by Wozniak.)

5. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Happy to hear that iMaps is finally out of beta... Oh wait a minute, it's me, Siri... Oh Boy... I'm no longer in Beta now... Do you think i'm pretty?

8. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Siri is more conversational google now is the NSA spy

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

lolwut

2. SingDaFire

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

Person - which is the best smartphone right now? Siri - nokia Lumia 1020 is the OH SORRY its the new iPhone 5s ! lmao at apple u hope u got it right this time

3. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I don't quite think Siri can really beat google now but i quite like it. I spend alot of my day moving around and using headphones. It can read my messages/emails without taking the phone out of my pocket.

7. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Google Now is a lot more useful. You don't even need to say anything and it already pulls up all the info you need.

9. YangWu

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

Google now :)

11. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

iMessage :)

12. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Google+ Hangouts :)

15. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

...sucks (let's be honest)

16. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

What sucks about it?

18. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

It doesn't integrate with SMS

21. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Thats a huge part. It doesn't feel like part of the phone like iMessage does. it feels like another app, and it's hard to figure out contacts and google+ integration when it really should try to make group messaging and messages over wifi easier.

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Google Now is better than Siri.

17. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

So now we can officially make fun of Siri.

19. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Just surprised it took this long, especially from a company that "never introduces unfinished products."

20. carlosquiroz

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Google now does nothing when I go like "I'm hungry" or "call my wife". It'll just search the internet for anything I say to it. Siri is way better than that P.O.S.

22. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Because SiRi was made for the lower intelligence such as yourself

23. carlosquiroz

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

shut up troll. It's called saving time searching for places where to eat or dialing people. What's the point of having google now if it won't do anything? Then... again... why is it better? Because it does nothing? go home troll, you are drunk!

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