screen-shot-2014-04-23-at-14-19-52

iOS 7.1 code indicates Apple working on Siri for Apple TV

Code found within the iOS 7.1 SDK suggests that Siri is headed to the Apple TV in future. Pierre Blazquez first discovered the reference on Friday(tweet below). We have since confirmed that the code does exist in both iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.1.1′s files but not in 7.0.6.

Screen Shot 2014-04-23 at 8.26.42 PM

The file is a supporting property-list resource for Assistant (Apple’s internal name for Siri), containing information about the feature. The UIDeviceFamily array declares what platforms are compatible with the feature.

apple-tv

As shown by Apple’s documentation, ’1′ and ’2′ represent the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad families whereas ’3′ represents the Apple TV family.

The Apple TV has been given the ’3′ designation ever since Apple TV became based off iOS. The Lowtide application uses the ’3′ identifier for instance, as do current Apple TV apps.

References to a new Apple TV have already been found in iOS code. Although this particular finding is not indication of new hardware, it seems plausible that Apple will not bring Siri to the current generation of Apple TV, which lacks microphone input.

It has previously been reported that a new Apple TV is in development, with a focus on apps and games. A new input method, potentially including Siri, has also been rumored for this upcoming update.

 

If you like my articles don’t forget to Like, Share and Tweet below! You can also Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter to get all the latest updates!

Advertisements

Published by

Shaminder Pal Singh

I am a student by day and tech blogger by night. I try to bring to the public the latest and greatest news from the tech world!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s