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01-19-2012, 01:21 PM #1
Apple Tweaking Siri To Assist in Mobile Shopping
It was clear from the debut of iOS 5 that our new beloved personal assistant Siri has a lot of potential. And we're finally beginning to see what direction this potential may take in the near future.
According to published reports Thursday, Apple's Siri may soon be updated to help users in their mobile shopping endeavors. More specifically, voice commands may be able to facilitate mobile-web based transactions.
The reason for this newfound speculation comes on the heels of a patent application discovery this week by our friends at Apple Insider. Titled "Intelligent Automated Assistant," the application highlights how Siri may be used as a mobile shopping tool down the road.
With e-commerce functionality added to Siri, a user could ask their iPhone to purchase a new song, album, TV episode or movie through Apple's iTunes Store. Similarly, transactions through the iBookstore or even the App Store could theoretically be initiated.
If you're in a hurry for this rumored new feature, all signs point to Apple being in a hurry too. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the patent referenced above was first filed in January 2011. During the past year, it is believed that Apple has aggressively worked to prepare a number of significant Siri tweaks in time for iOS updates which may not be far off.
Sources: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple Insider
01-19-2012, 01:25 PM #2
lol cute responses!
I like Siri however it is a real battery killer! I keep it shut off all of the time.
01-19-2012, 01:31 PM #3
i would check your other apps, and see whats running. I have never turned siri off, and i also have 2 exchange accounts setup to push mail all day, while on the wireless. All of these drain the battery significantly and it still lasts till about end of day.
01-19-2012, 01:49 PM #4
I agree with LittleJob. I haven't noticed Siri use up any more battery than normal. If you use Siri to set location-based reminders however, then I can see it using up more battery.
I turned off all location services that I don't need or use.
01-19-2012, 02:14 PM #5
Hahaha. I love the demo conversation.
01-19-2012, 03:15 PM #6
Child picks up Dads phone...
"Siri, please buy me 1000 pink ponies."
Siri: "It looks like only 432 pink ponies r available for purchase, will this due?"
Child: "Okay I'll take 432 ponies then, thank you Siri!!"
Siri: "Order placed."El Zurdo
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01-19-2012, 04:48 PM #9
Anyone know when the navigation capabilities are going to be available in canada?
01-19-2012, 07:34 PM #10
Why doesn't Apple tweak Siri so my fully capable iPhone 4 can utilize it?
01-19-2012, 09:02 PM #11
"You can only attain Peace through spreading Love to create Unity and earn the Respect of others" - Complex Simplicity
01-24-2012, 01:18 PM #12