Of all the features to be introduced alongside new versions of iOS, the iPhone and iPad in the last several years, Siri is easily the most ambitious. Siri is the future of how Apple sees its customers interacting with Apple devices — their official stake in the voice-enabled virtual assistant craze. And it almost never happened.
The Huffington Post is running a story covering the past, present and future of Siri, sharing some interesting facts on the AI personality, including one that’s particularly relevant to Android users. According to the HuffPost, before Apple absorbed the company behind Siri, Verizon had reached a deal to make the virtual assistant a Droid exclusive. In other words, Siri was originally destined for Android. Verizon went as far as shooting commercials centered around Siri before the deal was later canceled.
I’ll never get tired of this video; skip to 3:15 for the good stuff.