After almost two years of constant refinement and server-side updates, Siri, the personal assistant in Apple’s mobile software, is finally out of beta.
Apple reportedly made this change recently, around the iOS 7 GM release, as spotted by a 9to5mac
reader. Previously labeled as a Beta product, “Siri is available on iPhone 4s or later, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires Internet access,” Apple now states.
The company’s usual disclaimer regarding availability is still included: “Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area.”
Siri lets you send messages, schedule meetings, make calls, and more, all by using your voice.
“Ask Siri to do things just by talking the way you talk,” Apple says, emphasizing Siri’s powerful, self-teaching recognition engine.
In iOS 7, Siri comes with brand new male and female voices, more supported languages, and improved communication with Apple’s servers. iOS 7 is scheduled to make its debut on September 18.