If youâ€™re thinking that soundsÂ similar to Google Assistant, youâ€™d be right. Googleâ€™s technology is already capable of understanding context, and is particularly adept at answering follow-up questions. In iOS 11, Siri will apparently be on a par with Googleâ€™s AI.
In addition to becoming contextually aware, Siri will reportedly be integrated into iMessage, similarly to how Google Assistant is in Allo. If youâ€™re talking to a friend about eating hamburgers, for example, Siri will be able to provide restaurant suggestions and potentially even book a reservation.
More improvements are on the way
Outside of becoming a bigger part of iOS, Siri is also said to become more important to tvOS and watchOS, too. For tvOS, The Verifier claims Siri will contain a wider range of voice commands. The same report says a future watchOS update will â€œbring new possibilities,â€ but itâ€™s unclear what those might be.
With WWDC planned for early June, expect Apple to unveil all the major features coming to iOS 11 very soon,Â with a final release in the fall.