Apple hopes to make Siri smarter, faster, and more useful with iOS 15
In iOS 15, Siri will be able to go from task to task to task instantly. For example, you can have the assistant set alarms, send text messages, open an app, and have it done all in succession. It also will be a little smarter.
For example, let’s say you know several people with the first name Mortimer, if you ask Siri to send a text to Mortimer, it will know which one you speak to the most and by default, use that Mortimer’s contact info. And Siri will be able to share things using your contacts list. For example, if you have a photo on your display or a news story on Safari, you can say send this to Janis, and Siri will automatically set up a message with the aforementioned photo or news story attached.
Siri will also be able to announce your notifications and more in iOS 15. And while all of these improvements sound great, we’d love to see improvements in Siri’s responses while having the wax sucked out of her ears. Actually, we’d love to see Siri be more like Google Assistant.
Siri debuted on the iPhone 4s
The digital assistant debuted with the iPhone 4s in October 2011 approximately a year and a half after Apple purchased Siri. The digital assistant was first released as an iOS app in February 2010, two months before its acquisition by Apple and was given the Siri name by co-founder Dag Kittlause after a co-worker he knew in Norway. In Norwegian the name means “beautiful woman who leads you to victory.”