Apple’s Siri is known for her – or his? – sense of humor, and the virtual personal assistant’s comments regarding iOS 8 and WWDC fortunately don’t disappoint.
According to MacRumors, iOS developers running a prerelease beta version of iOS 8 are able to ask Siri for an opinion concerning the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) and the announcements made by Cupertino.
When asked about iOS 8, the publication notes that Siri replies:
I’m just thrilled about iOS 8 – It’s like moving into a bigger, nicer house. And I get to turn the lights on and off.
As MacRumors adds, however, Siri’s comic responses also allude to several of Apple’s upcoming, iOS 8-specific products. Above, the software draws attention to HomeKit, the API which should allow iOS devices to control home automation appliances like Belkin’s WeMo and Philips’ Hue bulbs directly from the OS.
Siri also notes that iOS 8 is “just swift,” referring to Apple’s new programming language of the same name, but jokingly complains about the stage time it received during WWDC:
Impressive, but … you’d think they could have talked about me for more than thirty seconds. Sniff.
Apple has reportedly formed a dedicated team at Cupertino to enhance Siri, and besides working towards improving the software’s language capabilities the company is also introducing Shazam-powered Siri song recognition with iOS 8.
Cupertino is expected to release iOS 8 to the general public in fall. We’ll keep you updated with further information as we receive it.
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