Apple Buys Siri -- Replacement for Voice Control?

Posted by Jeff Scott on April 28th, 2010
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Siri, the app that is billed as your personal assistant, was bought by Apple recently. While no official announcement has been made, the proper FTC merger announcement making it all but official.

Siri is a voice controlled app that interfaces with lots of web based services providing you access t data like movie show times, events, local businesses, etc. Take a look at this demo video of Siri to get an idea of the power of the app:

My guess is that we'll see Siri integrated into the OS to replace the less than stellar Voice Control. It would make great sense to increase the quality and the features of Voice Control. Hopefully we'll see this in iPhone OS 4, but if not I'd expect it quickly after in an update.

Go ahead and grab Siri and give it a preview right now. How would you like to see Apple use this technology on the iPhone?

Siri Assistant

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2010-02-05 :: Category: Game


[via TechCrunch]

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Siri Assistant screenshot 1 Siri Assistant screenshot 2 Siri Assistant screenshot 3 Siri Assistant screenshot 4 Siri Assistant screenshot 5
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Tagged With: Apple, Voice control, Os4, Siri
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