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Siri on iOS6 to Deliver Sports Scores, Schedules, and Stats to New iPad, iPhone

As it typically does whenever it holds an event, Apple set the tech world buzzing on Monday with a variety of announcements at it’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. It announced a new line of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers as well as the new iOS 6 for the iPhone and iPad.

There was one particular tidbit of sports-related geekery that emerged from the Keynote address.  With the release of iOS 6, users will be able to check sports scores and schedules with Siri. Senior VP of iOS software Scott Forstall gave a demonstration by asking Siri a variety of sports questions.

“What is Buster Posey’s batting average?”, “What are the National League Standings?”, and “What was the score of the last Giants game?” And… “Who is taller, LeBron or Kobe”

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(Images courtesy of the Verge)

This feature, assuming it works as advertised, is pretty awesome. Yes, there are plenty of apps that give you scores with just a few screen taps, but this would be much more user-friendly.  The devil will be in the details, but I’m imagining (hoping) that you can say to Siri, “Show me the MLB scoreboard for tonight,” or “Show me the box score from the Yankees-Red Sox game,” or even more awesome, “Siri, how is my fantasy team doing this week? “ iOS6 will bring Siri to the iPhone 4S, the presumed new iPhone coming this fall, and the third-generation iPad.

Note: iOS 6 will come to iPhone 3GS and above, iPod Touch 4th Gen & above,  as well as iPad 2 & 3, but Siri will only be available on the above devices.

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