The latest update for Apple’s iOS operating system from iPhones and iPads now provides Indian English support to its digital personal assistant Siri marking the country’s growing importance as a market for the firm.
The US-based tech giant released the latest update late yesterday night, which among other upgrades included improved performance, bug fixes and a redesigned emoji keyboard.
Releasing the iOS 8.3 update, the firm said: “Additional language and country support for Siri: English (India, New Zealand), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey).”
It also provides improved performance for messages, Wi-Fi, control centre, Safari, third-party keyboards.
The update also provides Wi-Fi and Bluetooth fixes like issue related with some devices disconnecting intermittently from Wi-Fi networks, among others.
Apple is aggressive planing to grow its iPhone and iPad business in India, one of the world’s fastest growing market for smart devices, and the company is re-looking at its distribution landscape and redefining its customer segments.
According to CyberMedia Research, the iPhone maker has emerged as the largest 4G LTE device vendor in India with a market share of 45 per cent in October-December 2014.
The research firm said over a million LTE devices — including smartphones, tablets and data cards — were shipped to the Indian market in the fourth quarter of 2014, marking the “coming of age” of the 4G devices.
Company’s latest large-screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are also among the top sold premium handsets in India.
In January this year, Apple reported a “historic quarter” saying that the firm sold 74.5 million iPhones for the three months that ended December 27, 2014.