Apple iPhone’s Siri to be integrated with Dynamic Island in iOS 17, claims tipster

  • Apple’s next major update for iPhones could feature some big Siri changes.
  • Siri is expected to see a UI change in iOS 17.
  • Apple could also drop the word “Hey” from Siri’s launch action. 

Apple is reportedly planning some major upgrades to its digital assistant, Siri. In the next iOS update, we could see a revamped Siri UI and we may no longer have to add a “Hey” to activate Siri. The new changes are expected to debut with iOS 17 later this year or roll out as a future iOS 17 update.

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Siri on iOS 17

According to the tipster analyst941 on Twitter, Siri will move to the Dynamic Island that’s located on the top of the screen. At present, the Siri launch screen is at the bottom of the iPhone and it’s also where the digital assistant displays all its search results. However, with iOS 17, the tipster alleges that Siri will be integrated with the Dynamic Island’s notification. This would give way to a more clean and interactive Siri. This revamp will however be limited only to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max smartphones and the upcoming iPhone 15 series which is said to feature the Dynamic Island on all its models. 

The tipster also added that iOS 17 will be available for all iPhones that have been updated to iOS 16. This bit of information is notable as there were rumours that Apple is not planning to roll out iOS 17 for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X. But even this is another rumour so we won’t know for sure until Apple confirms the same. 

Coming back to Siri, another major being planned is the possibility of launching Siri without having to say the word “Hey”. If you want to activate Siri, you have to do so by saying, “Hey Siri.” But according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is planning to change it to just “Siri”. This would be similar to activating Amazon’s Alexa which doesn’t require any prefix. This change, however, as Gurman puts it would be quite technical so we might see it arrive next year with a future iOS 17 update. 

iOS 17 will be the next major iPhone update and we’re expecting to hear more about it at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) that’s taking place between June 5 and June 9.