Developers get limited Siri access with iOS 5.1

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Siri is pretty awesome already, but Apple thinks that it can be even better in the future. The company has stated that Siri is just a beta, and with the next iOS update, it seems that our little personal assistant will be getting some extra training. 

Most notably, Siri will now be able to interpret text in some other apps that she may not have been able to do such a thing in before. That's a pretty awesome addition in itself, but it really should've been included from the get go. 

She's also going to be capable of flipping the switch for WiFi and Bluetooth. Again, I feel that this is the kind of stuff that Siri should have been able to do right from the start, but then again, I'm not an expert on how artificial intelligence interprets speech. 

Siri is great, but I'm finding that she's more of a gimmick than anything else. I'm hoping for massive battery life improvements for 5.1; I couldn't care less about the person who lives inside the device.

[Ars Technica]
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