by Lory Gil
June 10, 2013
At this year’s WWDC, Apple demonstrated the upcoming iOS update to version 7. Along with many new features, Siri received a nice update, making the virtual personal assistant even more useful than before. We recently heard a rumor that Apple had acquired Grokr, which could potentially be a direct competitor with Google Now for iOS. While it doesn’t appear that Grokr is part of Siri’s new features, she has a lot of changes in her future. Or, should I say, he. In iOS 7, Siri will feature a whole new interface with a larger action screen and sound waves across the bottom. The conversation window will be somewhat transparent, keeping in line with the rest of the new operating system design. Siri will also have a completely different voice. Not only that, but you’ll be able to change from a female voice to a male voice. The new Siri will be available in English, French, and German with more languages being added later. Thanks to deep integration with Twitter, Wikipedia, a full encyclopedia, and Bing search engine, Siri will be able to better answer many more questions for you. You’ll also be able to have access to photos from the Internet through Siri’s personal assistance. The update to iOS 7 and Siri's new features will be available this fall. Keep checking back with us to find out more about what Apple has in store this year. You can get up-to-date information from our live blog, or check out our list of links to all coverage of the event.