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Apple moves Siri to third-gen platform to improve performance

by Todd Haselton | April 27, 2015April 27, 2015 1:00 pm PST


Apple has reportedly moved the back-end parts of Siri, which execute the queries iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch users ask the virtual assistant, to a new system that’s based on the open-source Apache Mesos platform. It’s one of those back-end changes that should improve the performance of Siri without consumers ever really knowing about the change.

According to 9to5Mac, Mesos should help Apple as it begins to add new features to Siri in the future, and as more people come online with new iPhones and other devices, such as the Apple Watch, which is now rolling out to customers around the globe. It should also decrease the latency in Siri’s response, which means you should expect answers quicker than before.

Speaking of scaling through new products, Apple may have also moved to Mesos to support the Apple TV, amid rumors that the streaming box will also gain support for Siri functionality in the future. Also, just last week, new jobs surfaced on Apple’s careers page requesting new engineers to help build Siri, which suggests new features may be on the horizon. If those engineers create new services, then Mesos should be a better option for deploying them faster.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...