On Monday, iOS 6 was formally introduced to the Apple developer community and the world at large following the confirmation of updated MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros (read MMi's coverage here
Living up to the hype surrounding the iOS update, Scott Forstall - senior vice president of iPhone Software at Apple - delved into the spectacular new bells and whistles that will make the refreshed operating system a much-talked about presence across the mobile landscape.
According to details shared on stage during the WWDC keynote today, Siri - first and foremost - is getting an update. In other words, she's getting smarter. In one example, Forstall asks Siri when the San Francisco 49ers' season begins and Siri promptly posts a complete season schedule.
Siri is now tapping into new information services and platforms, raising Siri's IQ in that she can now provide better, more detailed information across a wide variety of interests, like dining out. OpenTable integration, for instance, helps you make dinner reservations from your device using Siri.
From movies to music and dining to sports scores, Siri is going to do more - much more - like open apps. Car dealerships are even integrating with Siri to deliver "spoken alerts" to drivers. Toyota, GM, Mercedes, BMW, Honda, Audi, and others will all integrate Siri in the coming year.
Confirming earlier rumors, Facebook will see improved integration as the social network can now be updated via voice command through Siri.
As expected, Siri is coming to the iPad.
Stay with MMi for more news and insight about iOS 6 as WWDC continues.