Apple is reportedly working on a way to make Siri more useful for phone calls. According to a report from Business Insider, the company is making its own visual voicemail of sorts that would allow you to use Siri to record voicemails and then transcribe them as text back to you. This service would be called iCloud Voicemail (of course, right?) and would let you customize which greeting a specific caller hears should you be unable to take their call.
Whenever you’re dealing with voicemail, carrier support usually becomes a hurdle. There’s no word on whether this would be a free service, paid, or if it’ll work worldwide should it launch.
The new feature is reportedly being tested right now, and should it be considered useful, we’d probably see it debut in iOS 10 next year. All in all, it sounds like a pretty great idea that could prove to be very useful. Let’s see if it ever sees the light of day publicly though.