4 Upgrades We Think Apple Should Consider Giving Siri
As revealed in recent reports, Apple is planning to integrate Siri in all of their upcoming firmware releases which include the iOS 12, macOS 10.14, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5. With Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2018 just around the corner, it’s not surprising if the Cupertino giant is gearing up for a major unveiling featuring the trustee voice assistant. In line with this, we’re going to provide you with all the possible new features and enhancements that Siri will come with once the new firmware versions drop this year.
Improved Voice Recognition
With Siri appearing on most Apple products, it’s only natural for Apple to pay more attention to Siri’s voice recognition capabilities, especially now that users are clamoring for a more personalized experience. One example of this is the multi-user function that users have been requesting Apple to provide the HomePod, Apple Insider reports. This particular attribute, if implemented, will be able to make the smart speaker available to multiple users, giving them an individualized experience through one device.
In light of all this, we think that it’s really time for Apple to pick up the pace when it comes to improving Siri’s voice recognition. This, if undertaken, could also mean that users will be able to add another layer of protection to their digital data. If Siri does not recognize a voice then it will bar access to your information, which means extra protection from data theft.
As we all know, Siri is one impressive AI (Artificial Intelligence) assistant, however, this does not mean that the technology is faultless. More than its merits, people always chip away at the AI’s shortcomings especially on its inaccurate responses to commands. Now, if Apple wants to really improve user experience and up the ante all the more, it’s necessary for improvements to be made in terms of Siri’s intelligence. If there’s one thing that people want, it’s getting exactly what they asked for and if Siri doesn’t provide it, then Apple should quickly implement improvements to meet expectations.
Nowadays, misplaced phones and gadgets are one of the most common dilemmas that people face. While Apple has integrated various applications to aid in this perilous search, wouldn’t it make more sense if Siri had a similar feature? I mean these instances mostly occur while we’re in the comfort of our homes so, it’s only fitting that we are granted an easier way out of the rut.
If Apple sees this features necessary like us, it would give users the ability to just let the phone show itself by giving it a specific command. Siri will then respond through sound, which will give away its current location.
Integration With Other Streaming Services
As we’ve witnessed through the years, Apple tends to capitalize on its product and its services alone. That’s why we rarely see any partnerships with other companies. However, at this point in time, we think that’s it’s only doing the company bad rather than good. People like to have options, and currently, Apple isn’t giving them that luxury. A great example of this is the HomePod, which only features music from iTunes. Though it’s possible to play Spotify and other applications using AirPlay, it’s still limited. Taking this into account, we think that it’s time for Apple to introduce other services into the mix and let Siri branch out to other audio streaming apps and services.