At the presentation, which was held as part of the traditional WWDC conference, Apple made a small but important announcement regarding the Siri voice assistant.
What to expect
So, the company decided to shorten the well-known phrase to call the voice assistant Siri. Now users don’t have to say “Hey Siri” (Hey Siri) – just say “Siri”. Once Siri is activated, users can execute multiple commands in sequence without having to re-activate the assistant.
The new voice command will appear in iOS 17, iPadOS 17 and macOS Sonoma, which were presented at the same presentation. Their first beta versions are already available to developers (from June 5th).
This means that Siri will respond to a new voice command on any device: smartphone, tablet, computer that upgrades to iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma. But there’s one caveat: This feature will be limited to Macs with Apple Silicon and second-generation AirPods Pro.