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Apple iPhone 4S – Siri feature

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Oct 2011, 02:06

Siri, Apple’s digital voice assistant service, really managed to pique our interest in our review of the iPhone 4S – mainly because of its awareness in intelligently offering assistance. Let’s take a closer in-depth look and see what all the fuss is about surrounding our newfound friend...

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posted on 25 Oct 2011, 02:15 3

1. pongkie (Posts: 655; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

siri will be good for the living room too once apple got its TV sets. giving commands to turn on the tv, change channels, find/rec programs. the remote control will be history

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 02:36 7

2. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Indeed, Apple is the leader in innovation.

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 08:16

10. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

They can but they are certainly not the leader. Wait for flexible amoleds, quad cores, waterproof tablets. lol

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 02:36 5

3. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Siri is a very AWESOME feature by Apple. It can literally replace a lot of things, except sex and women of course ;)

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 03:48 2

4. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

It's not innovation, it's just having a lot of money for buying decades of progress in research for something that was innovative also decades ago in science fiction.

Everything Apple "innovates" is allways predictable - it only takes guts to do it. And lots of money.

However, I'm terrified of the future controlled by Apple. We will all think it made our lives easier - but we will finally literally communicate with machines (that only emulate conciousness), not with humans. Machines will not adapt to humans, the humans will adapt to machines. But they will be designed to give us illusion that they are adapted to us. Perfect symbiosis.

If anyone in history was inhuman, it was Steve Jobs and Apple.

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 07:43

9. c.hack (Posts: 614; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)

People said the same thing about IBM, then Microsoft, now Google. It just depends on who has market share. Doe you really think Apple will control the future through the iPhone or iPad?? Really? You need to get out more.

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 14:25

15. burtonsnow8 (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Apr 2010)

Yes I do think they are trying very hard:

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posted on 26 Oct 2011, 02:04 1

17. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

They are already controlling the future. Future as the perspective, as a cultorological vision - is now unimaginable without Apple. Apple is expected to be the sheperd of the herd, it has a sort of subscription to technological "innovations" - everyone will stand and wait till Apple innovate something again, despite the fact that technology itself is already available. That's the real future in culturological sense, and Apple is now leading it. The "real" future can be something completely new, but the "real" future doesn't even exists - only future as "seeing things from now" exists.

Apple controls technological, aesthetical and now even political paradigm - as late capitalism succesfully substituted religion and politics with technology and aesthetics. Everything else instead of Apple paradigm is not imaginable - even those who oppose Apple are in fact inside its paradigm.
And yes, even with iPhone and iPad - they are symbols of our culture, the very essence of our lifestyle, the future we would like to have, the future in which we are now. Their function is far more dangerous than just being a phone and tablet - they physically represent unifying technological ecosystem on which masses are becoming more and more dependent.

When Apple introduce, and, of course, "reinvent" television, it will be only a final proof that Apple is controlling our lives with alibi of "making our lives easier, prettier and more functional" - everything in our lives will be set to virtual world of tweeting in empty air of social newtorks, finding locations of our friends without actually have to see them, and finally talking to our devices - the center of all will be Apple iTV, which will be used for renting/buying movies, music, games, books, newspapers, magazines, browsing the Internet, talking to our friends with picture and sound (just like in SF movies) - who also have their Apple TV at home... all unified in one Apple account with beautiful UI experience (which became the most important thing, form before actual content) which offers everything you "need", and you are not cool without it. And you will have no reason not to join the party - because everything and everyone will be there.

So, don't think it's just another innocent technology. All technological icons in history just wanted to become rich, but only Steve Jobs didn't care about the money. He only wanted to have unlimited power over the world, and boy he gained it.

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 04:45 1

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Something tells me that voice interaction may be the next area for ompetition between Android and iOS. I wonder who will be filing suit for patent infringement first?

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 05:23

6. nimo (Posts: 72; Member since: 11 Jun 2010)

We must be using a different version of Siri, mine doesn't do 1/2 those things. Most of the time it just says " I'm sorry I cannot ....."

It can make appointments and set an alarm, thats about it.

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 13:17

13. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Where do you live?

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 15:49

16. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

in the uk you dont get any location based features or any map navigation etc...once siri is integrated with 3rd party apps then it will be awesome right now it makes somethings faster such as setting reminders and alarms.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 00:43

18. Ivan6479 (Posts: 250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Who cares where the guy/girl lives? The problem here is that here is an iPhone user first hand telling you his phone doesn't have all of the functionality that they claim it does and you seem to be in denial. I also noticed in the video that at about 3:20 the phone thinks John V. said "You can be raining in San Fransisco tomorrow" when he actually asked "Is it going to be raining in San Fransisco tomorrow?" . That sounds like some real promising software especially when it ends up making these kind of mistakes with a text message. Lol iTards

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 05:52 2

7. Packer29 (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)

Siri is great and the iphone 4s is the best phone out hands down!

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 07:27

8. nimo (Posts: 72; Member since: 11 Jun 2010)

spank my ass harder apple, spank it !

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 09:09

11. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

Even Apple won't advertise it as the best phone. It's the best iPhone.

There is no "best" phone.

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 12:47

12. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

If you ask Siri which phone is best it will say the one you're holding

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 14:22

14. burtonsnow8 (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Apr 2010)

DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and Stanford Research Institution bring you SIRI, tracking your every move!!

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 12:29

19. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

So out of Taco... If you go to a car dealership and ask them which dealership will give a better deal... They will say...?

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 12:30

20. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

Curiosity :)

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