Siri receives major upgrades for iOS 6 and is officially coming to iPad

By , Jun 11, 2012

Siri has received a major update with iOS 6. She can now provide sport scores for the NBA, NFL, etc. She can also tell you batting averages for specified baseball players, and provide arbitrary information like the height differences between basketball players. And this is just the very tip of the iceberg. There’s also integration with Rotten Tomatoes to highlight movie reviews, and even watch trailers from within Siri.

Even better is the fact that the iPad is now officially receiving Siri support!

Siri on iPad

No more hacks, no more tweaks. Siri is now officially iPad bound! There’s still no word as to which iPad’s Siri will support, but hopefully the iPad 2 will receive support along with the new iPad.

Launching Apps

Apps can now be launched directly from Siri, very similar to what we saw from jailbreak tweaks like AssistantExtensions, and Siri Toggles.

With iOS 6, you can ask Siri to open apps for you. If you arrive early at the cafe Siri helped you find, just ask to play Angry Birds so you can kill time while you wait. Or ask Siri to launch Facebook and see what your friends are up to, or take a look at the latest posts on your Wall.

Movies

Siri now integrates directly with Rotten Tomatoes, allowing you to view movie ratings, trailers, and even search for specific stars via voice commands.

Siri can help you find the latest flicks by location or showtimes. Can’t decide? Ask Siri to show you a movie trailer or a Rotten Tomatoes review. Siri is also quite the film buff: Find out when a film premiered, who directed it, and what awards it won. Or ask Siri which movies your favorite actors star in, so you won’t miss any of their past or future blockbusters.

OpenTable

Ready to book a fancy dinner date? Now with Siri, you can.

With Siri you now have a personal restaurant concierge. Ask to find restaurants by cuisine, price, location, outdoor seating, or a combination of choices. Siri will show you a restaurant’s photos, Yelp stars, price range, and reviews. When you find a place you like, ask Siri to make a reservation through the OpenTable app.

Sports

You can now check sports scores for virtually any sports league directly from Siri. It features even deeper integrations for specific leagues like the NBA, NFL, and MLB. You can easily check batting averages, scores from last night’s game, and much, much more. If you can remember, there was a tweak called SiriSports that performed something similar, but this is a whole lot deeper.

Sports fan? Siri knows baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and hockey. Ask Siri for game schedules, scores from the current season’s games, or up-to-the minute scores from live games. Tell Siri to show you player stats and compare them against other players’ stats. Siri tracks team records, too, so you’ll always know how well your team is doing (or not doing). Siri is even smart enough to know whether you’re asking about the New York Giants or the San Francisco Giants, based on where you are.

Languages

Siri is becoming a lot more diverse with a boatload of new language support on tap in iOS 6. New languages include Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Italian, Spanish, Swiss French, and Swiss German, English and Canadian French support, and more.

Twitter & Facebook

Unsurprisingly, there’s now Twitter integration directly in iOS 6 via Siri. You can now send tweets and update your Facebook status directly via Siri.

Siri makes social networking that much more fun — and easy. Update your Facebook status, post a comment on your Wall, or send a tweet using just the sound of your voice. You can get the word out faster — all without having to type a single word.

Eyes Free

Along with the updates comes new a new Eyes Free features that allows Siri to integrate directly with vehicles from various manufactures such as GM, and BMW. This will allow you to invoke Siri using a button on the steering wheel, allowing you to keep your eyes on the road.

Apple is working with car manufacturers to integrate Siri into select voice control systems. Through the voice command button on your steering wheel, you’ll be able to ask Siri questions without taking your eyes off the road. To minimize distractions even more, your iOS device’s screen won’t light up. With the Eyes Free feature, ask Siri to call people, select and play music, hear and compose text messages, use Maps and get directions, read your notifications, find calendar information, add reminders, and more. It’s just another way Siri helps you get things done, even when you’re behind the wheel.

What do you think about the new Siri on iOS? Seems like a pretty major update to us! Of course we will have full video coverage of the new Siri as soon as iOS 6 is available for download.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=602498692 Benn Steward

    pointless stuff that no one needs to know then :L

  • http://twitter.com/Mdot80 Marc Henn

    Get to the good stuff already Just tell me is there a new iphone coming out

    • maurid

      iPhones are revealed in July/August.

  • mordechai eliyahu

    hahaha all stolen from cydia they got “siri sports” and “assistant extensions” from cydia THIEFS

    • CashDolla83

      same thing I thought when I saw it

    • http://twitter.com/Chindavon Chindavon

      Siri Sports only tells you the scores.

  • Caegs

    I hope they don’t make iOS 6 just a polishing of Siri. ><

  • EricArmstrongg

    Don’t forget to mention Siri comes to the new iPad! FINALLY!

  • http://twitter.com/Brixn_n Brian Gutierrez

    want to see siri in older idevices

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000018066908 Theejay Tan Mercedes

      if siri is put on older devices, it will eat too much ram and slows down your device. . my opinion only

      • http://twitter.com/Brixn_n Brian Gtz

        The iPad has the same A5 chip like the iPhone 4s, so its not fair, apple just want that the users upgrade their devices

  • http://twitter.com/GXGOW Nicolas Loots

    I first thought it’d come to all iOS devices with iOS 6.

  • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

    Well at least it is coming to the iPad 3, I honestly wasn’t expecting it to come to older devices. That would put more strain on their servers and also give people more reason not to get the latest devices which Apple wants you to get.

  • http://twitter.com/beluM Belu

    Very disappointed in Siri not coming to the iPhone 4. The only iPhone that didn’t survive a major update. 3GS got the same updates as the iPhone 4. So unfair.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2JFDZXSTUH2HWGIM6NSZX66KWA Kurt

      i don’t get what you are saying. you said the iphone 4 is the only iphone to not get a major update then you said in your next line that the 3GS got the same updates. so wouldn’t that make it that both of them did not get any major updates?
      i haven’t watched the keynote yet so is there something the 3gs got that the iphone 4 didn’t?

  • http://twitter.com/beluM Belu

    On Apple’s site:

    *Siri will be available only on iPhone 4S and iPad (3rd generation) and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000136061852 Karan Sahota

    I hope they iPad 2 users get Siri.

  • CooperB

    Since Siri can open apps, can it open Settings and change them?

  • abhinav kaushik

    Siri ..not for iPad 2
    Confirmed !

  • http://twitter.com/ahmedussama ahmedussama

    will siri be available for ipod touch 4g

  • http://twitter.com/MrPerfecT_Smile Mr.Clyde

    There’s going to be a tweak where Siri covers the whole screen.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2JFDZXSTUH2HWGIM6NSZX66KWA Kurt

      and a 2X mode so things are clearer and the videos are larger in the popup window

  • sasan akbari

    I want siri on my iphone 4.
    Why they didn’t include iphone 4?
    Unfair [-(

    • http://www.facebook.com/taenist Tae Lee

      i think it’s because the iphone 4 and older devices dont have the “apple power” to power siri. it might fill up ram, to big, unstabla ya da yada, since the iphone 4s and new ipad both have A5 and A5X chips while the others dont

  • http://www.facebook.com/cubanno2031 Adrian Rodriguez

    Apple say ,Features are subject to change. Not all features are available on all devices.
    Some features may not be available in all countries or all areas. Flyover and turn-by-turn navigation will be available only on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 or later,no iphone 4…

  • maurid

    Cute.

  • http://twitter.com/Dairian22 Kevin McRae

    The only devices that will have Siri is iPhone 4S and iPad 3!

  • http://twitter.com/newyorkminute10 NEWYORKMINUTE10

    I bought iPhone 4S one month ago and I’m happy that I get all the features. Before when I had 3GS I was pissed of for some features in iOS 5 like geo reminders

  • http://www.facebook.com/ottawa.gamerz Ottawa Gamerz

    does canada get gps siri

  • http://twitter.com/sfennah Sara Fennah

    Siri and car integration will be fantastic, if it works

  • http://twitter.com/Chindavon Chindavon

    Time to start saving up for a new car i guess…

  • Guest

    siri not support ipod touch 4G ?damn!