Apple focuses on Siri with first iPhone 4S TV ad

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  • Reply 41 of 52
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ascii View Post


    "What does a weasel look like?"

    *Displays picture of Bill Gates*



    Steve Ballmer.
  • Reply 42 of 52
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    Originally Posted by mstone View Post


    Seems like Siri could end up using a lot of data. Better check your data plan for overages. Does AT&T still grandfather in the unlimited plan?



    Yes it does.
  • Reply 43 of 52
    tsatsa Posts: 129member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ascii View Post


    "What does a weasel look like?"

    *Displays picture of Bill Gates*



    That is childish and not funny at all.
  • Reply 44 of 52
    tsatsa Posts: 129member
    I hope Siri is now only for the iPhone 4 because Apple wants to see how the server holds when many people use it at the same time. Imagine how Siri would suffer if she gets every iPhone owner in the world asking questions to her! And another thing: do you really think Siri is just computers? I think the answer to "I'm locked out" must have been given by a human. Could someone test that for me? I don't have a 4S; I just bought a 4 and I'm quite happy with it .
  • Reply 45 of 52
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,431member
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    Originally Posted by lamewing View Post


    Siri is nice and the voice recognition software is really accurate (no accent American). BUT, I am really disappointed that Siri cannot do something as simple as open an application...such as, "open ????". Sir also doesn't read back incoming text and emails. So much potential, but I will stick with my iPhone 4 for another year.



    lamewing. 3rd parties cannot open apps unless that app is like Safari or another integrated app. This is because every app is sandboxed and only your basic app like the integrated Safari or Youtube apps and more can be opened from another app.



    This is all security related. Siri will offer features on the back end through what they call "Domains" but an app launcher it will not be...the information will have to be available through an API.
  • Reply 46 of 52
    cajuncajun Posts: 95member
    A few things I want from Siri:



    * Access to Settings features ("Turn off Bluetooth")

    * Launching apps and making API's available to developers ("Open Pandora and play Aerosmith")

    * Reading web pages ("Read this page to me")
  • Reply 47 of 52
    desuserigndesuserign Posts: 1,316member
    Which is exactly what he said. What did you see when you read,

    ". . . once again it appears Apple is going to main stream a technology. . . . ?"

    What do you think "bringing a technology to the mainstream" means?



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post


    In this case Apple didn't really bring anything together, what they did do is mainstream voice tech that for a while had been relegated to some lab somewhere with consurmerability somewhere in the near future.



    As they did with the first iPhone Apple took what was coming and decided to not be pussies like the rest of the field and put it out there properly.



    [writing in reference to:]

    Originally Posted by boeyc15

    "IMO, once again it appears Apple is going to main stream a technology. A lot of the pieces are out there, just needed someone to bring them together. Just the beginning folks... IMO"
  • Reply 48 of 52
    My spouse and I got our new iPhone 4S's this week, and I can tell you that Siri is amazing. I used it to dictate a short email message, and it was 100% accurate. We got haircuts last night, and afterwards we always schedule for the next time. I told Siri to schedule haircuts for November 29th at 2 pm, and it did it flawlessly. I'll bet that Apple opens up the API for 3rd-party apps later on, so they can be voice-controlled as well. Sometimes Siri doesn't know how to respond, but the amazing part is that it absolutely nails the voice input part of things, typing your question exactly as you phrased it. Like I said, amazing. And the rest of the phone ain't too shabby, either!
  • Reply 49 of 52
    desuserigndesuserign Posts: 1,316member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lamewing View Post


    Siri is nice and the voice recognition software is really accurate (no accent American). BUT, I am really disappointed that Siri cannot do something as simple as open an application...such as, "open ????". Sir also doesn't read back incoming text and emails. So much potential, but I will stick with my iPhone 4 for another year.



    Yes indeed. It's a bit of a scam. It's annoying to me that all the things she can do, I have to explicitly tell her what I want her to do and what to do it to with all the details etc. It's really a disappoint that Siri cannot function to transparently execute my will. But hey, I think google is working on a new version of Android that will be a transparent instantiation of my will and it will be out in the next month or two¡
  • Reply 50 of 52
    desuserigndesuserign Posts: 1,316member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cajun View Post


    A few things I want from Siri:



    * Access to Settings features ("Turn off Bluetooth")

    * Launching apps and making API's available to developers ("Open Pandora and play Aerosmith")

    * Reading web pages ("Read this page to me")



    It will probably be a while since it defeats sandboxing:

    • Access to Settings features — Handing over security settings to executables!

    • Launching apps — Like malware!



    • Reading web pages — This might come fairly soon. But hey, it's been on the Mac for decades but the only people I know who use it are blind. Siri's voice is better than previous voices though. I wonder if Siri needs to access the server to read things so well, or if she can do it all on her own.
  • Reply 51 of 52
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    Originally Posted by DESuserIGN View Post


    It will probably be a while since it defeats sandboxing:

    • Access to Settings features — Handing over security settings to executables!

    • Launching apps — Like malware!



    I don't understand why Siri couldn't launch apps. Siri is (or should be) part of iOS. iOS can launch apps - it does it whenever you touch the app icon on your home screen. Today Siri is system software just like the touchscreen interface.



    Similarly for changing settings (boy would I love that!).



    I wonder if this is a legacy of when Siri WAS an app, before Apple bought it.
  • Reply 52 of 52
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,431member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JONOROM View Post


    I don't understand why Siri couldn't launch apps. Siri is (or should be) part of iOS. iOS can launch apps - it does it whenever you touch the app icon on your home screen. Today Siri is system software just like the touchscreen interface.



    Similarly for changing settings (boy would I love that!).



    I wonder if this is a legacy of when Siri WAS an app, before Apple bought it.



    That's a good point and the loophole that Apple could use to grant Siri access that other apps don't have. We'll have to see if they make it happen.
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