If the recent Apple Siri commercial about “Life” featuring John Malkovich does not inspire you to purchase the iPhone 4S with Siri, then the recent announcement of iOS 6 with new features to Siri may be what is needed to convince you to purchase the iPhone later this year. Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered the keynote address at the 2012 World Wide Developer Conference on Monday, June 11 and the upcoming release of iOS 6 was a featured item of discussion.
iOS 6 is an advanced operating system that Apple released in beta mode to developers on the day of the announcement with a consumer release slated for this fall. The features of iOS 6 will include more FaceTime (Apple’s tool to make video phone calls), a mobile mapping service for iPads and iPhones and improvements to Siri, Apple’s voice interaction feature.
Siri was originally founded back in 2007 and acquired by Apple April 28, 2010. Just over seventeen months later the first iPhone to utilize Siri was unveiled when the iPhone 4S was introduced. Siri technology allowed an iPhone owner to perform functions such as place phone calls, schedule a meeting or send a message simply using his or her voice to deliver the function. Siri technology is so advanced that it will understand what you are saying and even talk back to you.
However, the original release of Siri was missing something many people considered to be vital on a smart phone; the ability to launch an app using the voice technology. iOS 6 will allow a user to say a voice command and launch an app or game from the iPhone. This is going to be an extremely useful tool for people in this fast-moving mobile society.
Click this link for a preview of what iOS 6 will provide, including Maps by Apple, movie search with the ability to purchase tickets, restaurant search with the ability to make a reservation and sports search. What kind of lines will form at Apple stores when the iPhone with iOS 6 launches this fall?