Siri is Now Pitching iBooks

Apple has long been tweaking Siri in order to keep the responses relevant and witty, but earlier this week Apple added a dash of self-promotion to the mix.TUAW has discovered that Apple has added a new canned response. Ask Siri where you can find a bookstore and the virtual assistant just might direct you to buy from iBooks:

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It doesn't happen every time, and the self-referential adverts weren't offered when TUAW asked buying music or videos. And on a related point, Apple has also refined book-specific queries to be more specific. Queries like "Where can I go to read a book?" no longer generate a useful response. Instead the question needs to be more specific.

I've never had an iPhone, but I have always enjoyed reading about Siri's ever changing quirky responses. I've also been putting together a list of quirky questions to ask. For example, if I ever get the chance I plan to tell Siri that I am going to trade her for a dog and shoot the dog. Any idea what the response would be?

About Nate Hoffelder (11581 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

1 Comment on Siri is Now Pitching iBooks

  1. She didn’t understand it and suggested I try a web search. 🙂

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  1. Según Siri el único lugar donde se pueden comprar libros es la tienda digital iBooks
  2. Provate a chiedere a Siri dove trovare una libreria...Kindle Italia

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