Originally Posted by solipsism
How do you think "Apple" figures out all these audio bytes?!
THAT ALL HAS TO BE PROCESSED!! There is a huge amount of processing involved with Siri. Just because it's not's not local doesn't mean it's not being processed. It's not being sent to Hogwarts so Dumbledorf can put a translation spell on it. No actual magic is involved with breakthrough technology.
Edit: When you and others refer to Siri as requiring no processing are you thinking about Siri as just the nifty little icon on your iPhone when you long-press the Home Button? I certainly don't, and neither should anyone else. It's an ecosystem technology and should be considered as such.
Where are you getting this idea that Siri uses huge amounts of processing power? Do you understand how Siri works at all? Or even do you have any experience with speech-to-text programming, text analyzers, or programming at all
? Or are you just blinding guessing it does because it just seems like it would?
Sure, it's processing power, which takes machines and effort to handle - especially from millions of iPhone users, but do not forget that Apple is sitting on over $75 billion in cash reserves and processing information is very very cheap
. One investment in a server, which is also cheap, and you have an *infinite ability to process with that machine. (* excluding maintaining and care, which are extremely cheap as well).
To be honest, I'm more wow'ed by Apple's ability to handle the iCloud services over Siri's load. Apple was having problems with Siri's servers, but that was because they underestimated the usage that would come in. With preparation and access to an inane they can be ready for anything