Microsoft has finally made it possible for iPhone users to run the voice command assistant Cortana on their smartphones, regardless of the fact that they are running on software designed by Microsoft’s biggest rival – Apple.
It might sound strange, to say the least, and quite unbelievable, but it is indeed possible to run Microsoft’s voice command assistant on your iPhone. In a desperate attempt to get everybody to start using their products, Microsoft has finally managed to seal a deal with Apple in order to make Cortana available for iPhones. In other words, instead of running Siri, you can run Cortana as your assistant on iOS. Official reports state that Microsoft knows that a handful of their clients have phones running on Windows 10 and the only way to integrate their voice command assistant is to make it available for the other two rivalry operating systems – iOS and Android. The official statement Microsoft made regarding these news was that they want to help users, who have a laptop, tablet or computer running on Windows 10 able to connect to a phone running on iOS or Android. Thus, they have made it possible for iPhone users to download and install Cortana on their smartphones.
However, Microsoft’s assistant won’t miraculously outshine Siri. In fact, you can’t even start Cortana on an iPhone by simply saying “Hey Cortana”. The things you will be able to do, though, are checking reminders, receiving notifications, connecting your phone to your Windows 10 computer, managing appointments and other similar basic things. And even though Cortana is already launched in the App Store, there’s still no guarantee that iPhone users won’t start experiencing glitches and bugs caused by the clash of Apple and Microsoft’s two voice command assistants running simultaneously on the same smartphone.