Patently Apple has been scouring through Apple’s designs and has stumbled across a patent that claims to reveal the real future of Siri, and how it’s set to become a much cleverer, bigger part of your life. The scary bit? Apple wants to let Siri to buy things for you.
The patent describes a complex and all-pervasive future for the humble voice assistant, with Siri making its way into your computer, TV and even car. The in-depth look at Apple’s patents reveals that Siri will soon be able to order you things from online websites.
It’ll also be able to initiate conversation, rather than waiting for you to ask it something. On top of all that, Siri will be your future user manual. “Apple’s patent shows us that Siri will be able to be configured to work with various new scenarios and even act as an instructor when we purchase future devices.”
The report continues: “Siri will simply teach us what we’ll want to know about our new devices when we’re ready to ask it a question about a new function or feature.”
We all knew that the current implementation of Siri is mere proof of concept compared to what apple has planned for the future, but if the patents are to be believed then Siri could end up being the bedrock of all Apple products, rather than the novelty it currently is.
Want a more in-depth read? Check out Patently Apple’s full patent teardown.