Today marks 10 years since Apple introduced Siri
Apple introduced Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant that debuted with iOS 5, 10 years ago today on October 4, 2011.
Siri was one of the main flagship features of the iPhone 4S, which like today, allowed users to ask their iPhone a question, such as “what’s the weather like today?” or “what time is it in London?” and receive a spoken response.
Siri’s abilities have grown over the years and have become available on the Mac and iPad, as well as becoming an integral part of the HomePod experience.
At the time, Siri’s main capabilities were fetching weather information, making calls, sending text messages or email, scheduling meetings and reminders, taking notes, searching the Internet, finding local businesses, offering directions and more.
To celebrate Siri’s anniversary today, Apple has added a new response to users who wish the assistant a happy birthday.
If you say “Happy Birthday, Siri,” Siri responds: “Yes, it will be happy. I get to spend it with you! So what shall we do? I can tell you some jokes! I’ve learned a lot in the las 10 years.”