The Apple Siri digital assistant platform may be opened up to third-party developers. In addition, Apple is reportedly working on an Amazon Echo-like environment for Siri. It looks like many households will be talking to digital assistants of one kind or another in the coming month and years.
eWeekThe rumored Siri developments were reported May 24 by The Washington Post, which said the plans came from a person with direct knowledge of the alleged plans. Interestingly, Apple could be a bit late to the Echo market. In March, rumors began flowing that Google was working on its own such Echo competitor in a voice-activated product that is under development.