Siri 'Just Thrilled' About iOS 8, but Sad About Lack of Stage Time at WWDC

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    Developers running the beta version of iOS 8 can ask Siri for an opinion on the new operating system, prompting Apple's virtual assistant to provide one of several humorous responses. Siri's funny responses are limited to iOS 8 -- iOS 7 users who ask Siri about iOS 8 receive generic responses on Siri's like of Apple products.

    Asking "Siri, do you like iOS 8?" will result in tongue-in-cheek answers that hint at new features in iOS 8 like "It's just swift," alluding to the company's newly introduced programming language.

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    Siri's answers also allude to new Apple's HomeKit home automation platform, which will allow Siri to control various connected devices such as Philips' line of Hue lights.
    The virtual assistant also pokes fun at the limited amount of time Apple spent going over new Siri features during its keynote event at the Worldwide Developers Conference.
    Siri has gained several major new features in iOS 8, including Shazam integration that allows the voice assistant to identify songs upon request, and the ability to open the App Store for the first time. Siri's also able to be activated hands-free with the voice command "Hey Siri," when plugged in, and it supports streaming voice recognition for real-time feedback on requests.

    Apple has worked hard to improve Siri since its 2011 introduction alongside iOS 5, adding new capabilities and a never-ending stream of funny responses and quips to requests and queries. As of late, rumors have suggested that the company is planning to bring Siri development in-house, working to build a strong speech recognition team.

    Apple seeded the third iOS 8 beta to developers yesterday, with plans to release the operating system to the public in the fall following an extended beta testing period.

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    I love Siri. The sense of humor really makes it fun to talk to. I remember getting my hands on the first iPhone with Siri... I never put it down!
     
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    Can't wait to use it, forget the competitors! :D
     
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    You must be fun at parties.
     
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    So... Siri can make witty remarks, but can rarely answer most questions?

    Yay!

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    See what happens when you call Siri, Jarvis. Its a dream come true. :cool:
     
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    Maybe you could start your own Apple News and Rumors blog. Then you could have it your way and decide what goes on the front page.
     
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    Doesn't this make you feel bubbly, peachy and giggly?! /s
     
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    ... **** yeass

    Oh the endless stream of amazing jokes coming from Siri... <3 
     
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    The fact that the siri team took the time to code these responses, specifically the one about WWDC time, says to me that the actual release of iOS8 (along with the new phone) is probably going to have some changes introduced at the launch event. :)
     
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    Perhaps the developers should be spending more time fixing the bugs then adding snarky answers to Siri :rolleyes:
     
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    Siri has always been a blast to talk to. Google now is more the useful personal assistant and less tongue in cheek.
     
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    I just wish Siri could understand me. Or that I could use it to text and drive, without having to look at my phone to see if everything was understood and spelled correctly before it is sent. Maybe iOS in the car will be my answer.
     
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    Is this you?

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    Because you were forced to read this and because a stagnant page with no updates is better than one with smaller articles to fill a slow news day in...
     
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    Actually, I'm. ;)

    This is discussion right? If you start something, opinions will come....just like yours to mine.
     
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    At least he gets invited to parties.. ;)
     
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    Yeah because Apple engineers can't multitask. :rolleyes:
     
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    Google Voice pretty much smacks Siri. I can't think of a single way it's better.
     
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    For those that are running the iOS8 beta,
    What does Siri say when you ask her...

    What happens at MacRumors on a slow news day?
     

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