The new iOS Shortcuts feature allows iOS users to set up a chain of events for their iPhone to follow, activated by saying a single phrase to Siri. For example, say “Siri, I’m on my way home” and Siri can adjust your thermostat to reflect the fact that you like living in a meat freezer. At the same time, a text can be sent to the missus telling her to start dinner so that it will be ready as soon as you walk through your front door. You can also arrange for a certain radio station to stream over your handset while Apple Maps opens to help guide you home through the evening commute.
Today, Apple released the Golden Master of the iOS 12 Shortcuts app. During the period when iOS 12 was in beta, only developers had access to the Shortcuts app. This means that next week, when iOS 12 finally launches, users will get their first hands-on experience with the app. The final version of Shortcuts includes new actions that weren’t offered on the beta version of the app.
While Apple released the final version of the Shortcuts app today, it won’t be available until iOS 12 is released in three days.