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?

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Según Siri el único lugar donde se pueden comprar libros es la tienda digital iBooks22 November, 2013

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  2. Juli Monroe22 November, 2013

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


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