Siri Overview Updated March 24, 2020


Siri does more than ever. Even before you ask.

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July 2011 - March 2020

Siri is Apple’s personal assistant technology that debuted in 2011 with the iPhone 4S. Apple purchased Siri in 2010. At the time, it was a dedicated app on the iPhone. When it became built into the iPhone, it could do basic things like play music and make phone calls.

Now, it can do things like integrate with third-party messaging apps. payments, ride-sharing service, calling app, set timers, get directions, add reminders, start TV shows on the Apple TV, make language translations, search for photos, open documents, interact with your smart home though HomeKit, and a lot more.

In iOS 12, it became integrated into more third-party apps through Shortcuts. Companies can build their own interactions for the service to work with.

Compatible Devices



Siri Remote for Apple TV



Apple Watch

Car Play

Siri Stories March 24

You’ll likely see headlines that Siri is racist; the reality is more nuanced

It’s likely we’re going to see headlines suggesting that Siri is racist, based on the findings of a study by Stanford University. The reality, however, is a little different …

Siri Stories March 23

Earlier this year, I was given an advanced look at beta firmware with the Neato D7. Inside this beta firmware was support for Siri Shortcuts. You might be asking yourself: why do I need a vacuum cleaner with Siri support? Since I’ve never used this robot without Siri support, I’ll explain some of the ways I am using it. expand full story

Siri Stories March 22

Apple has updated Siri to provide new responses to questions about COVID-19. As first reported by CNBC, the virtual assistant now includes answers from the CDC and other sources when asked about the virus.

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Siri Stories February 20

Apple pushes big Human Interface Guidelines update for developers using SiriKit

After Apple launched updated buttons, icons, and more for Sign In with Apple, Apple Health, and Apple Pay for developers last week, the Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) have seen another update with some big changes to the Siri resources of the Developer HIG.

Siri Stories January 29

Siri: How to add location-based Reminders on iPhone, Apple Watch, more

Want to become more efficient with Reminders on your Apple devices? Read on for how to use Siri to set location-based Reminders on iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, Mac, and HomePod.

Siri Stories January 21

While was best known for its ability to detect people in smart camera feeds, Macworld suggests that Apple’s main motivation for buying the company may have been to make Siri smarter.

The most obvious reason for Apple’s acquisition of was to improve people detection in HomeKit Secure Video. But as we noted at the time, the company’s tech has broader applications …

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