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WWDC 2024 Siri

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Though the idea of Siri has always been well-liked, Apple’s voice assistant has never been met with more than just passing interest by Apple fans thanks to slow responses, inaccurate translations, and a small list of useful functions. However, with a major overhaul on the horizon, Apple is starting to hint at something big for Siri.

From intentionally saying its name to accidentally holding the wrong button, we all know that iconic Siri color scheme. A mixture of purple, pink blue, and white — Apple is relying on fans knowing these colors with a hint made on the developer site for WWDC 2024. Here, you will spot the Apple logo outlined with the familiar colors of Apple’s iconic voice assistant. If you access the site from an iPhone, the Apple logo will even display a small animation of the colors moving from one side to another. This is the second time Apple has made hints at the Siri overhaul for this year’s WWDC.

What’s in the Siri overhaul? 

Siri’s AI overhaul is reported to come with a whole host of new functions, like the ability to transcribe voice memos, set up automated message replies, and generate new emojis. Like Apple’s own AI, it is likely to get smarter the longer it is out in the world. The AI engine running the new Siri could also be better at picking up and translating text, making it a more useful voice assistant. 

However, some of the new Siri update’s most interesting functions won’t be here until 2025 or later. It will reportedly be able to analyze how you use your devices and generate functions and shortcuts to get tasks done much quicker. It will be limited to just Apple’s own apps initially, but other apps could be introduced to combine functions, according to reports. This means you could set something to record, transcribe what was said, and immediately send off that transcription as an email attachment in a single shortcut. If Siri’s AI overhaul is as big as it is expected to be, all this fanfare from Apple seems like it could be deserved. 

We should know a lot more about this during Apple’s keynote speech at WWDC 2024 on June 10. 

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James is a staff writer and general Jack of all trades at iMore. With news, features, reviews, and guides under his belt, he has always liked Apple for its unique branding and distinctive style. Originally buying a Macbook for music and video production, he has since gone on to join the Apple ecosystem with as many devices as he can fit on his person. 

With a degree in Law and Media and being a little too young to move onto the next step of his law career, James started writing from his bedroom about games, movies, tech, and anything else he could think of. Within months, this turned into a fully-fledged career as a freelance journalist. Before joining iMore, he was a staff writer at Gfinity and saw himself published at sites like TechRadar, NME, and Eurogamer. 

As his extensive portfolio implies, James was predominantly a games journalist before joining iMore and brings with him a unique perspective on Apple itself. When not working, he is trying to catch up with the movies and albums of the year, as well as finally finishing the Yakuza series. If you like Midwest emo music or pretentious indie games that will make you cry, he’ll talk your ear off.

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