Originally Posted by Soundvision
You are probably right about that. Question is, how much bandwidth is taken up just using Dictation versus Siri?
Time will tell. For now I haven't been using Siri that much, not because it doesn't work but because I don't always adapt to new features immediately. People I know who are using Siri the most seem to be new iPhone users. I've been using an iPhone since day one and already have a method for doing things, so while Siri might be easier, it's hard to retrain myself to use Siri.
While not Siri, Voice Dictation is a part of Siri using the same Dragon Dictation back-end to resolve your speech-to-text before the results are evaluated. With Voice Dictation (on both the 4S and iPad) the results are pushed back to the device.
Which means that bandwidth likely isn't the issue, but a bottleneck in data processing could be. The servers that content speech-to-text are liekly not the same ones that convert text-to-meaning. That could mean that Siri (proper) is bottlenecked or perhaps not at all. It could be a marketing decision that just isn't clear to us yet.
But how could it be a bandwidth issue? We'll I suppose that iPad users are more likely to dictate more than on an iPhone due to the ways these devices are used and the demographics of the users but I think that's a reach. I'd also think that Siri's simple questions are a lot less bandwidth than the average dictation.
PS: This response was dictated (and then cleaned up manually).
Originally Posted by brianloftus
The Apple Press Release states: The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet, said Philip Schiller
Therefore, I think pre-orders, even those not yet shipped, are being included.
I assume only unshipped per-orders that have completed the transaction which only occurs when the product is being prepared for shipping.
PS: Typing this on my iPad I'm noticing AI needs to update their images for the Retina Display. Even the little buttons looked overly blurry.