Apple is planning to update and design Siri to take over your voicemail.
Due to the constant problems involving the efficiency of voicemail, Apple is looking for a way to change the process of retrieving and reading the recorded messages, into an automated procedure.
At this moment, Apple is using Siri to conduct internal testing and plans to release the service to all users by next year.
This new service is also known as iCloud Voicemail, which is one of Apple’s biggest advancements since integrating the visual voicemail system on the first releases of the iPhone.
According to the specifications of the new feature, Siri will answer the call that you were unable to pick up. This way, it will not send the message to the normal audio recorder.
iCloud Voicemail will be able to offer certain people in your contact list the possible reason for which you can’t pick up. All of these would be done by identifying your current location.
What Apple intends to do is similar to the current functions of Siri. It sends certain voice commands to Apple’s servers that are delivered over wireless connections or mobile services.
The main plus with the new update of Siri is that it will actually transcribe every message that the caller leaves, transforming it into a text version on the Apple servers.
With the iOS 9, Siri already comes with many upgrades. It will have the ability to offer transit directions and it will be able to search within applications. Also, it will offer the possibility to perform basic math calculations and to set reminders for different webpages.
Even if the service functions properly, Apple will not integrate it into iOS 9, but it will be released separately in 2016. It will come as a new feature for those mobiles that will be using the operating system iOS 10.
There has been a lot of debate on this new service. For example, the possibility to act like a free of charge system. It may be possible to see a similar system, rather than the usual visual voicemail that carriers use, which requires a certain fee to be paid to providers.
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