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  • The five best features for Apple users that were announced at WWDC 2022

    +1 to Afib, and I would have thought that ‘Safety Check’ was similarly a very important addition. 
    williamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Eight Siri features we want to see in iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 at WWDC ...

    I haven't used Siri since the beginning very much, partly since I found the various keyboard, touch and mouse interfaces much quicker and much more effective. I've continued to keep away from her because of reading various reports of her poor performance - why waste time flogging a dead horse?

    Here's a recent experimental example (iOS 11.3 (15E216) on iPhone 7 Plus) :

    Me: "Hey Siri"

    Siri appears

    Me: "Please turn yourself off"

    Siri: reply along the lines of "I can't do that, you have to do that in settings" - then, "I hope that you haven't got another assistant"

    Me: "You're hopeless"

    Siri: "I thought not".

    Admittedly, I threw her a something of a non sequitur, but still...

    Until I turned her off, she also would occasionally pop up even when I had said nothing like "Hey Siri". It always happened when in conversation with a real person.

    Maybe Apple is going to get rid of voice control altogether. For a company that is supposedly rolling in money, they certainly don't seem to be investing in much in the way of software engineers/programmers/sensible designers. I find that disturbing.

    And what's happened to my past comments on AI? At my last login, it was reset to zero.
    williamlondon