Apple's personal assistant Siri will get a major overhaul in iOS 7
Apple's personal assistant Siri will get a major overhaul in iOS 7, including a new voice, new appearance, and numerous new features.
With Siri in iOS 7, the default voice has been changed to be less robotic-sounding. Users will also have the option for a male voice, and in multiple languages.
Siri also gains the ability to control more features on the iPhone. Sample functions include playing voicemails, adjusting brightness, and reading content from Twitter or Wikipedia.
Users will also be able to obtain Web search results acquired from Bing, and photos can even be searched by voice.
Apple is also expanding Siri Eyes Free support, giving users the ability to display content on an external screen in their vehicle, including Maps. A list of major car manufacturers was shown that have plans to support the new feature in iOS 7. They are:
Siri has been given a "gorgeous" new interface along with new voice options that include a male voice and voices for the French and German languages, with support for additional languages to come in the future. Siri has also gotten smarter, so it can now perform tasks like turning on Bluetooth or increasing device brightness, as well as playing voicemails and controlling iTunes Radio. New services have been integrated with Siri, such as web search results from Bing, Twitter, and Wikipedia.
iOS in the Car
iOS 7 is designed to provide enhanced integration with in-dash systems, displaying iOS on in-car monitors to make calls, get messages, and more. Vehicles that are equipped with iOS in the Car can connect to the iPhone 5 and interact with it using the car's built-in display.