Siri SDK may open Apple up to voice assistant frenzy

With Amazon’s runaway pace found in Alexa and the products based on that service, the voice assistant has gotten very popular with other tech companies. Google Assistant (and Google Home) and Microsoft’s army of bots are on their way for the future. If Apple announces its own measure, it will be the last to do so at this year’s WWDC.

The Information reports that Apple will indeed be opening up Siri with an SDK and announcing an Echo competitor at the conference. Siri will likely hook onto Apple’s existing services such as iCloud, HomeKit, HealthKit (we think the company will find a way to get your body into it) and current partner apps, but it’ll be interesting to see how much may or may not be locked down for third-party developers.

But we’ll call this a highly-expected move to undersell the reveal. Let Apple do the rest starting June 13.

Source: The Information (subscription)
Via: TechCrunch

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.