5 Ways the iPhone Will Change the World
3. Siri Has Gotten Smarter
Despite all of the clever and occasionally annoying Apple ads starring celebrities showing off its voice-activated personal assistant, Siri has been little more than a novelty. Well, Apple is hoping to change that in the iOS 6 update that is part of iPhone 5 and will be available to more recent iPhones next Wednesday. Ask Siri the score of a particular game and you'll get it -- along with the box score. Ask Siri about dining options and it can work with OpenTable to confirm your reservation. Ask Siri if there are any good movies playing, and up comes Rotten Tomatoes with critic reviews of the latest theatrical releases. Siri has been largely a cocktail party pastime before. It may be truly useful now.