Apple hopes to make Siri smarter, faster, and more useful with iOS 15
In iOS 15, Siri can go from task to task to task instantly. For example, you can have the wizard set you an alarm clock, send SMS, open an app and do everything one after the other. It also gets a little smarter.
For example, let’s say you know several people named Mortimer. When you ask Siri to text Mortimer, they’ll know which one you talk to most and will use Mortimer’s contact information by default. And Siri will be able to share things through your contact list. For example, if you have a photo on your display or a message message on Safari, you can say to send this to Janis and Siri will automatically create a message with the above photo or message message attached.
Siri will also be able to announce your notifications and more in iOS 15. And while all of these improvements sound great, we’d love to see improvements in Siri’s responses as the wax is sucked out of her ears. Actually, we’d like to see Siri more like the Google Assistant.
Siri debuted on the iPhone 4s
The digital assistant debuted with the iPhone 4s in October 2011, about a year and a half after Apple bought Siri. The digital assistant was first published as an iOS app in February 2010, two months before the takeover by Apple, and was named Siri by co-founder Dag Kittlause after a colleague he knew in Norway. In Norwegian the name means “beautiful woman who will lead you to victory”.