Siri, the travel agent? New Apple trademarks offer clues for her future

Siri, the travel agent? New Apple trademarks offer clues for her future
Apple recently revised some patent applications registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, possibly revealing some upcoming new Siri features.
The iPhone maker updated three trademark applications on June 13, plus one prior to those in May, Patently Apple reported yesterday.
The applications describe new Siri features including hotel booking and education services.
Apple already detailed part of what’s new with Siri in iOS 7, so it may be that these features arrive in future updates, or not at all. Then again Apple hasn’t described every new nook and cranny of Siri’s consciousness and there could be many more new features awaiting us in the fall.
Siri, order me room service One trademark application details new Siri features like the ability for the virtual personal assistant to make hotel reservations and provide services similar to what travel agents and concierges do.
That’s where another Apple patent for an iWallet or even Apple’s rumored iTravel services could come in, Patently Apple suggested.
Siri could also learn more about wine, the patent suggests, to answer the questions of more cultured iPhone users.
The patent from May describes Siri services that would provide information relating to education, including online instruction in fields ranging from elementary school to university-level subjects.
Apple has staked its claim in education before, so such feature would certainly make sense.
Now it just remains to be seen whether we see these features in iOS 7 this fall.
* Voice commands across multiple systems appear to be getting more robust, if rumors of a new Snapdragon 800-powered LG phone have any credence.

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See How Siri Works in iOS 7

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With iOS 7, Apple is giving Siri a big revamp. Not only is the iPhone’s voice assistant getting an optional male persona, but it’s also getting some enhanced abilities, including better integration with Twitter.
The gang at TechSmartt (who also did a very thorough Galaxy S4 drop test) got their hands on the developer beta of iOS 7 and took the upgraded Siri for a spin.
SEE ALSO: 7 iPhone Concepts That Will Make You Salivate Right away you can see Jony Ive’s translucent design when Siri appears, with the out-of-focus colors hinting at the apps in the background. The list of potential commands Siri suggests at launch are given new prominence, and now float in from the bottom, part of the trend toward more animation in iOS 7. Read more…
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Bing Talks New Siri Integration

As previously reported, Apple unveiled some new Siri features for iOS 7 today at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Among them is some new Bing integration,
which will see Bing delivering web results when people search with Siri, and it doesn?t
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Siri Gets a Male Voice

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iPhone users who are all too familiar with the female voice of Siri can now opt for a male voice instead.
SEE ALSO: Beyond Barrel Roll: 10 Hidden Google Tricks Apple announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday new updates to Siri with its iOS 7 updateSiri now integrates with Wikipedia search results from Bing — Microsoft’s search engine — which sends a huge message to rival Google You can also ask Siri what people are saying on Twitter Story is developing …
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