Apple reportedly working on Siri Speaker, to release SDK for developers in June
According to reports, Apple is now considering to develop a Siri Speaker and make available a software development kit for third party application developers to gain more support. According to MacRumors, Apple could announce Siri SDK at WWDC in June, which indicates that iOS 10 as well as OS X 10.12 may feature improved Siri services. Two obvious rivals for Apple’s new product are Amazon Echo and recently released Google Home.
Apple privacy concerns put restrictions on Siri’s prospects, but Amazon did exactly the opposite. Amazon Echo started to gain traction as soon as the company released an Alexa SDK. As a result, Amazon gathered support for Spotify, Uber, Domino’s Pizza, and is certainly going to outshine Siri with its present drawbacks.
On the other hand, Siri is limited to apps like Yelp and OpenTable.
But now, Apple is reportedly trying to fix this huge loophole and open the Siri platform to developers to improve Apple’s virtual assistance services. That’s why Apple’s new virtual assistant device is expected to feature a speaker and microphone, and would be able to pull up information from the web.
With release of Siri SDK, Apple can hope to hold its ground more firmly because Apple does not have its own advance AI platform where Siri could grow.