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Siri Seems to Exit ‘Beta’ With The Launch of iOS 7

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Apple first introduced Siri, the voice control system for iOS, along side the iPhone 4S in October 2011. At launch, it was no more than a gimmicky feature that was able to do very limited tasks. It was released with quite a few bugs and it only knew English, French, and German.

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Slowly, with multiple iOS updates, Siri has shown many improvements with the addition of many languages and capabilities. With iOS 7, Siri has a redesigned user-interface, new capabilities, and all-new life like voices.

In two years, most of the bugs have now disappeared and Apple has fixed many server side issues.

With iOS 7 coming September 18, Apple will finally be taking Siri out of “beta.” This past week, Apple has updated its Siri webpages dropping any references to the product being in beta. Previously on Apple’s website, the Siri information page said:

Siri is available in Beta only on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.

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Now the page has been changed to:

Siri is available on iPhone 4s or later, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.

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Apple will release iOS 7 on September 18, just two days before the launch of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.

[via 9to5Mac]

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