Apple users can ask Siri questions related to the novel coronavirus, such as “Do I have coronavirus.”
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Apple updated its best practice policies for cleaning devices.
The mandatory searches, including waiting time for a supervisor to conduct the probe, typically take 5 to 20 minutes and sometimes up to 45 minutes.
The iPhone maker said in a statement it was closing stores, corporate offices and contact centers in China until Feb. 9 “out of an abundance of caution and based on the latest advice from leading health experts."
In a study, authors used lasers to gain full control of voice assistants at distances up to 361 feet.
Nearly 30,000 people left San Francisco between April and June of this year and homeownership in the Bay Area is at a seven-year low.
"Before the world knew the name Silicon Valley, and long before we carried technology in our pockets, Apple called this region home," the company said in an announcement.
Owners of old iPhones and iPads must update their software by Sunday at 12 a.m. or they will not be able to connect to the internet.
AirPods have become one of Apple's most popular products since it was introduced three years ago.