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  • iOS 6 and Siri Wow at WWDC


    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.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 6 and Siri Wow at WWDC started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Awesome news! That OpenTable Siri feature sounds really nice
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      This is a great article about Siri...but what about the rest of iOS 6?? Any hints at facetime over 3G? Messaging changes (like BiteSMS)??
    1. Rokesomesmeefer's Avatar
      Rokesomesmeefer -
      No iOS6 for iPad 1st gen, but yes on iPhone 3GS? WTF is up with that?!
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Siri updates may be 1 year too late....
    1. NickFerguson's Avatar
      NickFerguson -
      Quote Originally Posted by AUZambo View Post
      This is a great article about Siri...but what about the rest of iOS 6?? Any hints at facetime over 3G? Messaging changes (like BiteSMS)??
      FaceTime over 3g confirmed. nothing like biteSMS , new maps which looks amazing, Facebook integration, "Do not disturb" mode, and a whole bunch more.

      all i can say is i give iOS 6 a 9/10. i just really wish they'd add in a better messaging system that would let us send a text while we were say playing a game or reading something. Good job apple
    1. andrewfblack's Avatar
      andrewfblack -
      I can't believe they are dropping support for the First Gen iPad but keeping support for the 3GS. I've starting to get tired of Apple killing support for devices that can run an operating system. Support should only stop if it can't run it. 3GS are over 3 years old but my iPad is just barely 2 years old. Don't give me the story about them not making money off it they could charge for the upgrade.

      I give this upgrade about a 6 and that's only because of new Maps.
    1. davy4475's Avatar
      davy4475 -
      i thought the iphone 5 was getting announced today?
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      I love it, but I wonder if we'll EVER get toggles... That's my number one. The ability to password protect individual apps is number 2.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Can't believe we're waiting til fall again...
    1. zrevai's Avatar
      zrevai -
      Quote Originally Posted by andrewfblack View Post
      I can't believe they are dropping support for the First Gen iPad but keeping support for the 3GS. I've starting to get tired of Apple killing support for devices that can run an operating system. Support should only stop if it can't run it. 3GS are over 3 years old but my iPad is just barely 2 years old. Don't give me the story about them not making money off it they could charge for the upgrade.

      I give this upgrade about a 6 and that's only because of new Maps.
      I fully agree about dropping iPad 1!!! The 3Gs is still sold though so AT&T is probably forcing them to support iOS 6. Guess my iPad 1 is gonna be a movie only tablet now, such a bummer as it's identical hardware to iPhone 4 just slightly less RAM but still more powerful than a 3Gs!!!

      Though I bet it will be like iOS 4 and the iPhone 3G where the 3Gs will probably not get the full iOS 6 experience. I'm sure it will have some stuff stripped out completely, perhaps no new maps or at least a crippled version with no 3D vector stuff!!!
    1. trevorrawson's Avatar
      trevorrawson -
      Serious....still no quick reply for text messages.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      The lack of Streetview in Apple's Maps might be what stops me upgrading.
    1. rickuk's Avatar
      rickuk -
      Bet Siri still sucks for those outside of the US
    1. brodimus's Avatar
      brodimus -
      Nothing about quick reply, nothing about the lame multitasking. Aside from free turn by turn navigation, nothing interested me. Anyone have the full list of features?
    1. LTechTalk's Avatar
      LTechTalk -
      When will iOS 6 come out ?
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Installing the beta now!
    1. LTechTalk's Avatar
      LTechTalk -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      Installing the beta now!
      How can i download it ? If i download it will i loose the jailbreak of the iOS 5.1.1. ?
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by LTechTalk View Post
      How can i download it ? If i download it will i loose the jailbreak of the iOS 5.1.1. ?
      It's currently for devs only. And yes, you would.
    1. LTechTalk's Avatar
      LTechTalk -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      It's currently for devs only. And yes, you would.
      How can i be a developer ?
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by LTechTalk View Post
      How can i be a developer ?
      https://developer.apple.com/programs/which-program/ - Sign up and pay for the iOS Developer Program.