Lots of people were tuned in to the Apple announcement event Tuesday afternoon waiting for the company to unveil its latest phone. We learned about the iPhone 4S, and all the upgraded technology behind it, but what struck me as the most interesting thing to come out of the presentation was the arrival of Siri. Siri is Apple’s new iPhone assistant that will come with the new iOS5 software which will be released on Wednesday, October 12.
It does lots of cool stuff. You can use your voice to ask it for directions to a Chinese restaurant. You can ask it for movie times or to send you a reminder to call your wife. It can also give you the weather. Wait, what? That’s my job. During the Apple presentation, the slide displays weather related questions like “What is the upcoming forecast?” or “Do I need an umbrella today?” or even “Is the weather going to get worse today?” These are all questions my wife asks me on the way out the door in the morning, and now Siri says it has all the answers.