In a new patent filed by Apple, plans have been revealed to turn its iOS voice-controlled software assistant, which is currently only available on iPhone, into an “Intelligent Automated Assistant” capable of ordering items online.
The patent also reveals that Siri could be used across the complete range of Apple devices, including iMac, MacBook, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple TV.
Plans for Siri’s mass integration into new products doesn’t stop there either, with Apple planning to eventually implement its digital voice assistant into vehicles and other entertainment systems.
Patently Apple looks at the patent in futher depth and speculates as to its future use and how it could change how we interact with our devices.
“Apple's patent shows us that Siri will be able to be configured to work with various new scenarios and even act as an instructor when we purchase future devices,” writes Patently Apple. “Forget using a manual – as Siri will simply teach us what we'll want to know about our new devices when we're ready to ask it a question about a new function or feature.”
Hang on a minute, doesn't Siri suck?