Daniel Sinclair @_DanielSinclair Building for young people. Not reading @danielsunread. Lurking behind likes and thinking about social media, communication, & China. Sep. 06, 2019 1 min read

"[The leaked documents] contain a further list of upgrades listed for release by 'fall 2021,' including the ability to have a back-and-forth conversation about health problems, built-in machine translation, & 'new hardware support' for a 'new device'"🕶 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/sep/06/apple-rewrote-siri-to-deflect-questions-about-feminism 

"Also included in the leaked documents are a list of Siri upgrades aimed for release in as part of iOS 13, code-named 'Yukon'... The code-name of the 2021 release is 'Yukon +1', suggesting the company may be moving to a two-year release schedule."

A two year release schedule will be Siri's final doom. An awful miscalculation. No developer will invest in this crawling platform.

Those documents seem fairly recent, and it's worth noting that Apple reportedly disbanded the 'see through' optical waveguide AR group in May. The head of the project also left in February.  https://www.macrumors.com/2019/07/11/apple-ar-glasses-reportedly-terminated-digitimes/ 

A 2021 timetable may mean the 'held' mode that was leaked is referring to a high-resolution passthrough device scraped together after this reorg. The difference being a form factor that more so resembles Oculus Quest than it does a pair of glasses.

That timeline lines up with the other rumors suggesting a different kind of device. "Sources closer to the company whisper a fall 2020 announcement of a holiday 2021 launch of a super high resolution a pass through device."  https://www.forbes.com/sites/charliefink/2019/07/13/this-week-in-xr-is-apples-rumored-ar-exit-a-head-fake/#2d1461432d47 

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