Call or text? Apple patent wants to help you decide
posted by Michael H. / May 03, 2013, 7:15 PM
Most people say that you shouldn't sweat the small stuff, but Apple takes pride in finding a relatively small annoyance and finding a way to ease it. The newest issue the company wants to take on is that small annoyance where you're not too sure if you should call or text a friend.
The trouble that we foresee with Apple's patent on this is that it isn't automated enough. This is a kind of system that would work a lot better with either the social network of Facebook around it, or the automation of Google Now. Apple's vision seems to rely too much on users to put in all of the information of where they are and when and what to do. There is some automation, for example if you're at a concert, the system will figure that out based on your GPS, clock, and microphone data. But, we're pretty sure this system would be better to be based on GPS and public events calendars or even your personal calendar, rather than having to tap your device's microphone.
"First things first: just because you see the words "Apple" and "patent" in the title shouldn't trigger blind rage" Yes, michael, it should. "Apple works within the terrible, broken system created by the USPTO (read: don't hate the player, hate the game). " What?! Hate both. Just because someone abuses the sh*t out of a broken system does not make them innocent. But of course you would defend them. "The newest issue the company wants to take on is that small annoyance where you're not too sure if you should call or text a friend." This...is really a problem people face? My god. "Apple's vision seems to rely too much on users to put in all of the information of where they are and when and what to do" Yeah, apple does like to spy and know everything right down to the color of your morning poo. "
posted on May 03, 2013, 7:17 PM 25
And here's the blind rage. Everything you just said applies to Google and most other tech companies (especially that last line lol).
posted on May 04, 2013, 11:30 AM 0
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"...where you're not too sure if you should call or text a friend" First world problems, if you ask me. If it's a short, to-the-point piece of info you want to tell them, text. If it's going to take a minute or two (or if it's personal and/or requires voice contact), call. Simple as that.
posted on May 03, 2013, 7:26 PM 7
I think you're giving iDrones FAR too much credit
posted on May 03, 2013, 7:27 PM 3
Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012
Perhaps, but it's not just iPhone users that fall into this category. Any smartphone user could be unsure how to effectively communicate with others. I just feel it shouldn't have to take extra features/apps to help people use their phone for its most basic functions. Too much technological assistance these days...
posted on May 04, 2013, 10:24 AM 0
I'm willing to bet my house that there will be at least several to many iOs7 features that will be borrowed from Android.
posted on May 03, 2013, 7:37 PM 5
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I'm sick of this don't blame the player garbage. So I shouldn't blame the men who abuse women in countries where its legal? They're only operating within the system. My father once told me that just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. But my father is a better man than Steve Jobs ever was.
posted on May 03, 2013, 7:54 PM 8
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You don't know what kind of man Steve Jobs was. You only know what you've seen and heard through the media.
posted on May 04, 2013, 12:10 AM 0
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So by that logic. We shouldn't be mad at dirty cops. Crooked politicians. And the greedy bankers who almost bankrupted the world in 2008? Ya know. Because its the systems fault they can do it. What ever happened to personal integrity?
posted on May 03, 2013, 9:46 PM 1
Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 02, 2013
ahh iphone always slightly hinting that their phone users are too dumb to make decisions or figure out things on their own. its like the whole phone is just one giant slap in the face...if you cant figure out if you want/need to text or call someone then you my friend have bigger problems.
posted on May 04, 2013, 12:16 AM 5
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