Siri new Features in iOS 6

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Nomi322, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Nomi322 macrumors newbie

    Nomi322

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    #1
    Siri becomes more powerful in iOS 6

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    ASKING ABOUT CONTACTS

    • What's Emily's address?
    • What is Susan Park's phone number?
    • When is my wife's birthday?
    • Show Lindsey's home email address
    • What's my brother's work address?

    FINDING CONTACTS

    • Show Brian Conway
    • Find people named Park
    • Who is Jimmy Patrick?

    ESTABLISHING RELATIONSHIPS

    My mom is Susan Park
    Jimmy Patrick is my brother
    Call my brother at work
    APP LAUNCHING

    Open Photos
    Play Infinity Blade II

    ADDING EVENTS

    Set up a meeting at 9
    Set up a meeting with Jimmy at 9
    Meet with Emily at noon
    Set up a meeting about hiring tomorrow at 9am
    New appointment with Susan Park Friday at 3
    Schedule a planning meeting at 8:30 today in the boardroom

    CHANGING EVENTS

    Move my 3pm meeting to 4:30
    Reschedule my appointment with Dr. Patrick to next Monday at 9am
    Add Emily to my meeting with Brian
    Cancel the budget review meeting

    ASKING ABOUT EVENTS

    What does the rest of my day look like?
    What's on my calendar for Friday?
    When is my next appointment?
    When am I meeting with Jimmy?
    Where is my next meeting?

    USING ALARMS

    Wake me up tomorrow at 7am
    Set an alarm for 6:30am
    Wake me up in 8 hours
    Change my 6:30 alarm to 6:45
    Turn off my 6:30 alarm
    Delete my 7:30 alarm

    CLOCK

    What time is it in Berlin?
    What is today's date?
    What's the date this Saturday?

    TIMER

    Set the timer for ten minutes
    Show the timer
    Pause the timer
    Resume
    Reset the timer
    Stop it

    SENDING EMAIL

    Email Emily about the trip
    Email Lindsey about the change in plans
    New email to Susan Park
    Mail Dad about the rent check
    Email Dr. Patrick and say I got the forms, thanks
    Mail Emily and Brian about the party and say I had a great time

    CHECKING EMAIL

    Check email
    Any new email from Jimmy today?
    Show new mail about the lease
    Show the email from Emily yesterday

    RESPONDING TO EMAIL

    Reply Dear Susan sorry about the late payment
    Call him at work

    FACETIME

    FaceTime Brian
    Make a FaceTime call to Susan Park
    FACEBOOK

    Post to Facebook headed to the new Pixar movie
    Write on my wall just landed in San Jose!

    FIND MY FRIENDS

    Where's Brian?
    Where is my sister?
    Is my wife at home?
    Where are all my friends?
    Who is here?
    Who is near me?
    Let me know when Jimmy leaves home
    Let Susan know when I leave work

    LOCKSCREEN READING

    Read my notifications
    Do I have any new messages?

    MAPS

    Show me the Golden Gate Bridge
    Show me a map of 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino California
    LOCAL BUSINESSES

    Find coffee near me
    Where's the nearest coffee shop?
    Find a gas station near work

    NAVIGATION

    How do I get home?
    Directions to my dad's work
    Get me directions from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
    What's my next turn?
    Are we there yet?
    What's my ETA?
    Find a florist along my current route

    MAPS

    Show me the Golden Gate Bridge
    Show me a map of 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino California
    LOCAL BUSINESSES

    Find coffee near me
    Where's the nearest coffee shop?
    Find a gas station near work

    NAVIGATION

    How do I get home?
    Directions to my dad's work
    Get me directions from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

    SENDING MESSAGES

    Tell Susan I'll be right there
    Send a message to Brian Conway
    Send a message to Emily saying how about tomorrow
    Tell Lindsey the show was great
    Send a message to Susan on her mobile saying I'll be late
    Send a message to 408 555 1212
    Text Brian and Emily where are you?

    READING MESSAGE ALERTS

    Read my new messages
    Read it again

    RESPONDING TO MESSAGES

    Reply that's great news
    Tell him I'll be there in 10 minutes
    Call her

    SEARCHING FOR MOVIE INFORMATION

    Find Disney movies
    What comedies are playing?
    Who starred in Tron Legacy?
    Who directed Finding Nemo?
    What is Toy Story 3 rated?

    FINDING MOVIE SHOWTIMES

    I want to see the new Pixar movie
    What's playing at the movies tomorrow?
    What's playing at Main Street Cinema

    FINDING MOVIE THEATERS

    Find some movie theaters near my office

    READING MOVIE REVIEWS

    Show me the reviews for Toy Story 3

    MAJOR MOVIE AWARDS

    Which movie won Best Picture in 1983?

    MUSIC

    Play Walk by Foo Fighters
    Play Little Broken Hearts shuffled
    Play Norah Jones
    Play some blues
    Play my party mix
    Shuffle my roadtrip playlist
    Play
    Pause
    Skip
    NOTES

    Note that I spent $12 on lunch
    Note to self: check out that new Norah Jones album
    Find my meeting notes
    Show me my notes from June 25

    PHONE

    Call Brian
    Call Emily's mobile
    Call Susan on her work phone
    Call 408 555 1212
    Call home
    FaceTime Emily

    REMINDERS

    Add artichokes to my grocery list
    Add skydiving to my bucket list
    Remind me to call mom
    Remind me to call my mom when I get home
    Remember to take an umbrella
    Remind me take my medicine at 6am tomorrow
    Remind me to pick up flowers when I leave here
    Remind me when I leave to call Brian
    Remind me to finish the report by 6
    Victor Agreda is my hairdresser
    Kelly Guimont is my colleague

    SEARCHING FOR RESTAURANTS

    Find some burger joints in Baltimore
    Good Mexican restaurants around here

    RESERVATIONS

    Table for four in Palo Alto tonight
    Make a reservation at a romantic Italian restaurant tonight at 7pm
    RESTAURANT REVIEWS

    Show me the reviews for Seven Hills in San Francisco

    SCORES

    Did the Giants win?
    How did Kansas City do?
    What was the score the last time the Tigers played the Red Sox?
    Show me the football scores from last night

    GAME SCHEDULES

    When do the Giants play next?
    When is the Boston Red Sox's first game of the season?
    Show me the schedule for baseball

    PLAYER INFORMATION

    Who has the highest slugging percentage?
    Who has the most home runs on the Giants?
    Who has the most goals in soccer?
    Which quarterback has the most passing yards

    TEAM INFORMATION

    Show me the roster for the Dodgers
    Who is pitching for the Miami Marlins this season?
    Is anyone on the Red Sox injured?

    STOCKS

    What's Apple's stock price?
    What is Apple's PE ratio?
    What did Yahoo close at today?
    How is the Nikkei doing?
    How are the markets doing?
    What is the Dow at?

    TWITTER

    Post to Twitter another beautiful day in Cupertino
    Tweet with my location great concert
    Tweet meeting up with Brian Conway for lunch today
    Tweet the new iPad looks insanely great! hashtag Apple Keynote
    WEATHER

    What's the weather for today?
    What's the weather for tomorrow?
    Will it rain in Cupertino this week?
    Check next week's forecast for Burlington
    What's the forecast for this evening?
    How's the weather in Tampa right now?
    How hot will it be in Palm Springs this weekend?
    What's the high for Anchorage on Thursday?
    What's the temperature outside?
    How windy is it out there?
    When is sunrise in Paris?

    WEB SEARCH

    Search the web for polar bears
    Search for vegetarian pasta recipes
    Search the web for best cable plans
    Search Wikipedia for Abraham Lincoln
    Bing Foo Fighters (We know, we know. Sorry.)

    WOLFRAM ALPHA

    What does repartee mean?
    How many calories in a bagel?
    What is an 18% tip on $86.74 for four people?
    Who's buried in Grant's tomb?
    How long do dogs live?
    What is the Gossamer Condor?
    What's the square root of 128?
    How many dollars is €45?
    How many days until Christmas?
    How far away is the Sun?
    When is the next solar eclipse?
    Show me the Orion constellation
    What's the population of Jamaica?
    How high is Mt. Everest?
    How deep is the Atlantic ocean?
    What's the price of gasoline in Chicago?

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  2. bushido Suspended

    bushido

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    #2
    does Siri get english words now when its set to another language? like i cant use the music feature on iOS5 most of the time because Siri tries to match an english artist or english song title to a german word ^^ this would be the same horrible experience with movies im guessing
     
  3. Nevzorus macrumors 6502

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    #3
    I really hope they'll make Siri in swedish too this year. Sweden got a new store and we should probably get a little bit more attention this way. :)
     
  4. DArsenault macrumors regular

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    #4
    If these features can work effectively than Siri will become something I use on a daily basis.
     
  5. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    I use Siri all the time, rarely typing, and dictating everything I can (when in private obviously).

    I'm really pleased to see it improving and the accuracy & speed have definitely increased with iOS 6 in my opinion.

    One issue that I have noticed in this GM build, however, is that if you stop mid-sentence by pressing done like this, The next word is automatically capitalised as if it were the start of a new sentence.

    (I deliberately didn't correct the sentence above, with the word, "The" auto capitalised by Siri)

    Although a seemingly small problem, I find this very annoying and hope it will be remedied soon.

    On iOS 5, Siri used to only capitalise words when you put in a full stop (period) to indicate the end of a sentence. Sometimes, you just want to pause to compose your thoughts before continuing.
     
  6. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    #6
    The biggest addition to Siri in iOS 6 for me is that it now works with locating businesses, etc in the UK - along with the other refinements, it's gone from being a novelty to something that's genuinely useful for me
     
  7. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    As another UK resident, that's definitely true. I've also registered for Yelp this week & I 'm adding as many reviews for decent places as I can think of. I don't know whether you've tried the Yelp integration with Maps yet, but it's actually quite good & will only get better once more businesses are added.

    This will also directly improve Siri's location based services.
     
  8. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    #8
    It can read your notifications in lock screen? Really?
     
  9. NitinNike macrumors member

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    #9
    Yeah! And this feature is Wonderful. And it will also read notification from third party apps like WhatsApp.
     
  10. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

    BFizzzle

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  11. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    #11
    Pretty impressive as I don't remember this feature being mentioned before.
     
  12. honeygirl macrumors member

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    #12
    Apple also officially announced iOS 6 of course, which will be available to download in one week’s time, Wednesday, September 19, which is just two days before the iPhone 5 goes on sale. It will be available for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, the new iPad, iPad 2, and iPod touch, but sadly not the first-generation iPad. Apple says that iOS 6 comes with more than 200 new user features including the all-new, Apple-designed Maps app, complete with turn-by-turn navigation and the new Flyover view; Facebook integration for Contacts and Calendar, including the ability to post straight from Notification Center; Passbook; new Siri features, including more language support, easy access to sports scores, restaurant recommendations, film listings; Apps such as Photos, Safari and Maps will all also be Siri and Facebook enabled; and finally, iOS 6 will also add Shared Photo Streams via iCloud.
     
  13. rikscha macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    don't keep your hopes high. I am using Apple's dictation services on the Mac and iPad in different languages and I very often can't even dictate words such as "iPhone" without pronouncing it differently in the respective language.
     
  14. throys macrumors 6502

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  15. Bcashman283 macrumors newbie

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    #15
    Can't get Siri to SEND an Email

    My 86 yr old uncle asked for help using Siri on a new IPAD (retina display) feb 2013..... Creates but just says sorry can't send..... Regular manual email works.... What am I missing here ? Tried reboot... Tried resetting email account.... Nothing works..... Siri handling Facebook posts without any problem.....
     

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