Apple introduced a new voice control feature called Siri for the iPhone during its special media event on Tuesday. Siri lets users speak to their iPhone naturally and it converts what they say into calendar events, search results, and more.
Siri can perform word lookups, search contacts, schedule meetings, perform Wikipedia and Wolfram Alpha queries, compose email messages, handle voice dictation, and more. Initially, Siri will support English (U.S., U.K. and Australia), German and French, but more languages will be added with future updates.
Apple said Siri is implemented system-wide, so it is available in any application that displays the keyboard interface without requiring any additional coding from developers.
Siri is available for the iPhone 4S, which was also introduced at Tuesday’s media event.