Siri is #2 in Top 10 AI Assistants
Talk to Siri as you would to a friend and it can help you get things done — like sending messages, placing calls, or making dinner reservations. You can ask Siri to show you the Orion constellation or to flip a coin. Siri works hands-free, so you can ask it to show you the best route home and what your ETA is while driving. And it’s connected to the world, working with Wikipedia, Yelp, Rotten Tomatoes, Shazam, and other online services to get you even more answers. The more you use Siri, the more you’ll realize how great it is. And just how much it can do for you.
Positions in ratings
#2 in Top 10 AI Assistants
The best alternatives to Siri are: Google Assistant, Cortana, Amazon Alexa, Bixby, ChatGPT
Latest news about Siri
2023. Apple introduces bilingual Siri
Apple has unveiled its initial set of public beta versions for iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma. These releases showcase several new features, including the ability to capture full-page screenshots, a bilingual Siri option, and enhanced SMS sorting for dual-SIM users. Notably, the company based in Cupertino has integrated support for bilingual queries into Siri, starting with select Indic languages. This advancement enables users to interact with Siri using a blend of English and Hindi, as well as English with Telugu, Punjabi, Kannada, or Marathi. While Apple's implementation arrives later than Google Assistant's multilingual support in 2018 and Amazon's introduction of similar capabilities in 2019, it holds significant value for users based in India who commonly converse in a mixture of languages throughout their daily interactions.
2017. iOS 11 gets windows and file system. Siri gets a translator
Apple has introduced the highly anticipated iOS 11, which includes notable features specifically designed to enhance productivity for Windows users. One key addition is the Files app, which brings a desktop-like file management experience to iPad users. With Files, you can conveniently organize all your files with support for nested folders, tags, and powerful search capabilities. The app also offers seamless integration with iCloud and popular third-party storage providers like Dropbox and Google Drive. Additionally, Apple has introduced windows-view and drag-and-drop functionality, allowing for enhanced multitasking and seamless content transfer between different app windows. In an effort to make language translation more accessible, iOS 11 has also expanded Siri's capabilities. Users can now ask Siri to translate specific English phrases into various languages, including Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, with more languages expected to be added in the future. These updates aim to further empower users with a seamless and efficient mobile experience on Apple devices.
2016. Siri lands on the desktop
Apple has recently launched the latest version of its desktop operating system, macOS Sierra, which can be obtained as a free download from the Mac App Store. One of the notable enhancements is the introduction of Siri on the Mac platform for the first time. This intelligent assistant is capable of replacing several features of Spotlight, allowing you to effortlessly locate files and search through photos. Additionally, Siri enables you to interact with your Mac by performing tasks like activating or deactivating Wi-Fi, initiating FaceTime calls, setting reminders, and adjusting the volume. The integration of Siri on the Mac emphasizes multitasking capabilities, allowing you to continue working on a task, such as finalizing a document, while instructing Siri to send a message to a colleague, all without interrupting your workflow.
2015. Siri becomes Proactive to compete with Google Now
Apple has unveiled a new Siri feature called Proactive Assistant, positioning it as a competitor to Google Now. This feature combines elements from Google Now and similar tools with the goal of enhancing users' lives by intelligently anticipating their needs at any given moment. Leveraging its acquisition of Cue, Apple's Proactive Assistant can now provide timely suggestions such as when to leave for the airport, based on calendar events or stored boarding passes in Passbook. Additionally, location-tagged calendar entries can prompt notifications reminding users to depart for specific destinations. During dinner time, Proactive Assistant can also offer location-based recommendations for restaurants. Notably, all notifications will include deep links that seamlessly redirect users to the originating apps, ensuring a smooth and uninterrupted experience.
2015. iOS 9 extends battery life, brings Proactive Siri and iPad multitasking
Apple has unveiled the upcoming version of its mobile platform, iOS 9, set to launch in the fall. The new release introduces several exciting features, including a low-power mode that can extend your iPhone's battery life by up to three additional hours. Siri also receives an update called Proactive, which enables it to provide proactive and helpful information, similar to the functionality of Google Now. Furthermore, Apple Maps has been enhanced with transit directions, making it more comprehensive. Passbook has been rebranded as Apple Wallet, allowing users to store not only their payment cards but also their store, loyalty, and rewards cards. The Newsstand app has transformed into Apple News, providing an experience reminiscent of Flipboard. Additionally, iPad users will benefit from a new split-screen app mode, enabling them to run two different apps side by side. Apple assures that iOS 9 will be compatible with any device that currently supports iOS 8.