Siri gets a makeover, new features and improvements in iOS 7

By , Jun 10, 2013

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Apple’s system-wide overhaul in iOS 7 brings a new look to everyone’s favorite snarky digital assistant. Siri gets a complete makeover in the update with a new UI, new animations, and more realistic-sounding voice samples—now available in both male and female voices.

In addition to the redesign, Siri also gets a handful of new features and other improvements. Phil Schiller says that it’s smarter, with faster responses, in-app Bing search results and links to Twitter, and deeper vehicle integration for automakers to take advantage of…

Siri in iOS 7 gets a new look, a new sound, and new capabilities. It features a redesigned interface that fades into view — on top of whatever’s on your screen. A more natural speech pattern — in a new female or male voice — is even easier to understand. Siri is faster at answering questions and checks more sources, such as Bing, Wikipedia, and Twitter. And it takes on extra tasks, like returning calls, playing voicemail, controlling iTunes Radio, and more.

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Siri also picks up Wikipedia integration, meaning it can pull in results from the popular open source encyclopedia directly into its query results page. Everything is presented to you on a nice, transparent background, making your results easier to read.

And finally, the digital assistant can now present you with photo search results. So if you were to ask her to show you pictures of cute puppies, or something similar, she can pull up a page of thumbnails. And then tapping on a thumbnail gives you the full image.

iOS 7 Siri Car Integration

As for the deeper vehicle integration, Apple introduced ‘iOS in the Car.’ The feature apparently mirrors your iPhone on your in-car display, similar to AirPlay, allowing users to access Maps, messages, and other services without having to take their eyes off the wheel. 

Apple says that it has been working with numerous auto-makers to get this right.Honda, Mercedes, Nissan, Ferrari, Chevrolet, Kia, Hyundai, Volvo, Jaguar, have all pledged support for the feature and are planning to start adding it to their 2014 model vehicles.

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  • Taf Khan

    New voice is good… But capability enhanced is better.

    • Boss

      Don’t trust Siri she’s sending your data to NSA

      • ℤ̵̪͊α̵̢͆ḉ̴̢̒Ħ̸͕̒α̸̺̌ḉ̵̭̆к̶̫͠

        Now Siri is a transgender that can change in a split secomd

  • ic0dex

    Seriously this iOS 7 update will make you feel like you have a new iPhone.

    • Osama Muhammed

      they just need to re-look at some icons, the camera.. settings.. safari, seriously ?

  • Ian

    UGH the developer site is down, so no iOS 7 beta now. :(

    • Tsavo Walker

      I’ve been trying for a few minutes I finally got on but the file is downloading really slowly.

      • Ian

        I use the evad3rs website. I got 1.5 MB download speed, lol. It did it about 12 hours ago.

  • daniel bonnells

    They really hate Google. Integrated Bing, why??

    • Ian

      I guess because they prefer Microsoft over Google?

      • daniel bonnells

        But I am willing to bet that their users prefer Google over Microsoft.

      • Boss

        They hate Android and are not going to give them free advertising money

      • Dan

        yeah but they are shooting themselves in the foot, remember the whole Google Maps fiasco?

      • daniel bonnells

        Yes, this is obvious and true. Their removal of Google Maps and the Youtube app have shown how they no longer want Google to be integrated into their OS. Nonetheless, I believe that they should have kept what will satisfy most users. Also, let’s not forget that Microsoft is also a huge corporation and now revenue will go to them. My 2 cents.

    • Rowan09

      Maybe because they want to stop sending millions to Google from IOS searching since they have Android.

    • Muhammad

      They integrated Bing
      Because
      It’s
      Not
      Google

    • Rohan Rashid

      because google has their own voice assistant and did not want google to be apart of theirs. or bing payed apple for the spot

    • http://hacksmods.com/ HacksMods

      You guys. It said that Siri checks more sources, such as Bing. Which implies that it’ll pull results from Google and Bing and others before it replies. It doesn’t say it got rid of Google for Bing like many of you guys are assuming.

  • Corey

    We are all excited for new updates, but still nothing can touch what jailbroken iphone can do. All of our new features have come from ….the jailbreak community…apple needs them more than they think

    • Girish

      their effort is worth praisable,,
      jailbreaking wil only make the best out of our device :)

    • mrloko

      jailbreak helps to innovate bro…they can see what people like after they jailbreak..and later can implement in their device

    • Judge

      Preach

  • Judge

    That was a huge mistake Bing sucks….I switched to an S3 and I have 3/4th’s of the stuff that came out in IOS7. If I had an IPhone I would still jailbreak

    • Dan

      yeah I agree with you, I’m pretty disapointed for my iPad. I have a Note 2 and am not jealous in the least.

      • Rowan09

        I have a Note 2 as well but I barely use it and to be honest it’s just like any other Android. I have a Droid Bionic, Droid X2, and a Note 2.

  • Thiago Vaccaro

    I’m so pissed off. No new languages for Siri, i’m asking for Portuguese about 2 years for christ sake

    • Alexsander Pedrosa

      Também tava muito ansioso pela Siri em Português.

  • Dan

    Hahaha, Bing… big mistake. Who uses Bing?

    I like the new look though.

    • sheunghko

      nobody use Bing…..

      • Dan

        yeah that was my point lol
        Bing = fail

      • sheunghko

        agree.

      • Rohan Rashid

        i use bing to find google

      • sheunghko

        then use google to find everything else.

    • YzMENTALzY

      Maybe using bing isnt such a bad idea… Think about it google will be pissed off which is what apple want iv used bing i think its good tbh and if so many people use it via siri you will forget its using bing.. People have been using google too long and have made a habit of it. I know people have said apple have shot them selves in the foot by getting rid of google maps but i have never had problems with apple maps and as for youtube if apple didnt get rid of it we wouldnt have a great youtube app compared to stock one we had in previous Ios versions.

  • Alexsander Pedrosa

    Siri in Portuguese?

  • Guest

    Don’t trust Siri she’s sending your data to NSA

  • schoblovski

    Will Siri now be available on the iPhone 4 too?

    • Rohan Rashid

      No the iphone 4 will have it bad just like the 3gs did in ios 6

      • mrloko

        iphone 4 will get everything except siri and airdrop

  • Girish

    siri new voice is sexier,, :P

  • maurid

    LOL. Bing integration? Really?! Good luck with that.

  • Didrick Namtvedt

    The new version of Siri looks absolutely amazing! And improvement in her vocabularity and functionality is definitely a big plus as well. The more articles on here I read about the new features of iOS 7, the more excited I am to upgrade to it this fall!

  • Gorgonphone

    the new voice is great

  • James Bailey

    Is Siri still a Beta??

  • Chuck Finley

    Siri: Still useless.

  •  Rich 

    Anyone figure out how to change siri’s voice?

    • Smeltn

      I am trying to figure out how to change her voice as well. I wanted to try out the guys voice and see how it sounds. Honestly, the female voice sounds the same to me.. Maybe a little less pauses in between words, but other than that she sounds the same

      •  Rich 

        Yea, doesn’t sound like she did in the keynote

  • http://www.deltecenterprises.org/ Deltec Enterprises

    Siri sounds the same on my iPod Touch 5th Gen after updating to iOS 7..

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  • Valter Pinho

    I have a Windows Phone 8 and i talk to him in portuguese…and Windows Phone understands me… Android understand Portuguese language too…and what about Apple???