For many Major League Baseball teams, it’s Opening Day, which means
the brand new season is about to get underway. Just in time for the
first pitches, Siri‘s baseball knowledge has expanded in a big way.
As first reported by The Verge, Apple has officially updated Siri to answer even more of your detailed baseball-specific questions. That even includes asking the digital personal assistant queries that date back to the sport’s beginning. Siri will now offer up answers for career statistics of specific players, like Babe Ruth, and Siri can now give you feedback on 28 other leagues, including the Minors, too.
However, as the original report notes, some of Siri’s responses are still not as full-fledged as others. For example, asking the digital personal assistant, “When was the last time the Yankees had a perfect game?” only brings up a general search query about the team in question, and not an actual answer. There’s still some work to be done, it seems, but Apple’s continuously working on improving Siri. In fact, the digital personal assistant is said to be a major tentpole feature in an upcoming version of OS X.
And this isn’t the first big news for Apple and MLB, as it was reported recently that Apple will supply team managers in their dugouts with iPad Pros.
[via The Verge]