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For starters, Siri, the voice-activated "personal assistant" that debuted with the iPhone 4S, appears to be smarter in iOS 6.
Not only will Siri make a debut on the iPad when iOS 6 officially drops this fall, but the popular assistant now "knows" more about movies, restaurants and sports stats through tighter integration with web sites including OpenTable, Rotten Tomatoes and Yelp.
With iOS 6, Siri will also be able to launch apps on command, communicate in new languages including Italian and Korean, and post to Twitter and Facebook.
The new software platform will also arm iPads and iPhones with a new turn-by-turn GPS navigation feature and a new setting called "Do Not Disturb" that allows devices to retrieve messages and phone calls without lighting up or making a sound.
Apple said that iOS 6 is available for developers today and will support 3GS and later.
The WWDC event, which sold out in just two hours upon its announcement in April, will run through June 15 in San Francisco. Apple said it will share the technical sessions from the event free-of-charge on its developer’s website for those who were unable to attend.
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