Nearly 85% of iOS 7 users surveyed have not called upon Siri

Nearly 85% of iOS 7 users surveyed have not called upon Siri
A survey of more than 2000 Americans was taken by a company called Intelligent Voice. The topic of the questioning was Siri. Those surveyed were asked if they used Siri on iOS 7, what they thought of the capabilities of Apple's voice activated virtual assistant, and whether Apple had oversold the public when it came to Siri. Those who have not yet used Siri with the latest build of iOS were excused and two groups were asked different questions.


Group one was asked if  Apple had "oversold the voice recognition capabilities of Siri," and a rather high 46% replied in the affirmative. Those in group two were asked to rate the accuracy of Siri. 12.7% found the feature to be "Extremely accurate". "Quite accurate" was the answer from 43.3% of the respondents. 29.3% termed Siri's accuracy as "Hit or Miss". 3.3% chose "Not Very Good"  while 11.3% said Siri was just flat out "Bad".

Amazingly, when those taking the survey were asked if they had used Siri with iOS 7, an amazing 84.8% answered that they had not while 15.2% said that they had. That question was asked to 2330 people online from October 9th through the 16th while 150 were asked the first two questions.

In iOS 7, Siri received a new voice and can now answer as a male. The feature now supports a number of new languages. Just the other day, we told you about the original voice of Siri, who was revealed to be a female voiceover artist.

source: IntelligentVoice via IntoMobile



1. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Google Now does not need calling upon. Another reason why Google's software is superior to Apple's.

2. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

My Google Now works near perfect, I use it all the time because it is actually useful.

5. Dastrix unregistered

'Calling upon' is not a feature for Siri though. It just means people have not been using Siri.

11. Sauce unregistered

I've used Google assistant for quite some time before switching to Apples iPhone recently, and I can say that Siri is, while not perfect, amazing and awesome to use. Much more accurate than Googles and has better features that fit my DAILY lifestyle. Floats my boat better than G But hey, everyone has their favorites :)

13. smacsteve

Posts: 86; Member since: May 16, 2012

You're kidding right? Siri is nowhere near as good as Google Now. Most of the time when I ask for Siri, it just sits there and spins then says "I'm really sorry, but I can't help you right now" This is BS! Siri sucks!

25. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Calm down sir, he is just trying to make it seem like he is not biased by saying he has used both when in reality he has likely never used either. No need to start anything, we have all seen the videos of siri "working" vs Google Now.

26. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Your daily lifestyle being a couch potato, asking stupid questions to siri all day? ;)

28. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

No, my daily lifestyle of walking downtown with my laptop bag and maybe a coffee and not having to take my phone out of my pocket to hear incoming emails/messages and responding, directions, changing songs on third party apps, checking next meetings times in calendar, calling and sending text with it reading back the msg before sending, checking the score of latest champions league games etc. No reason to get butthurt.

31. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

And all this thanks to Siri lol. Good one....

33. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Well written response. I see your point.

35. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You don't need a lot of words to make a point, at least I don't

29. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You are clearly just trolling. I could understand that you like Siri for her clever little jokes or what not BUT you totally got BUSTED for saying & I quote: "Much more accurate than Googles...". Everyone knows that Google now is not only better than Siri but 100 times better, FASTER & WAY MORE RELIABLE. Who are you kidding here?!? lol You are just stirring the pot & FAILED miserably while doing it. I give you an "E" for effort, & that's about it.


Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Siri is slow, full of lip, bad jokes and after she spends a minute thinking (and failing to answer), asks to do a webs search. well duh dumbassiri, if you cant answer it you shouldnt have to ask me to do a google search , you just effin do it. See apple would rather prevent you from getting the answer from Google than getting you the answer :/

17. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Google NOW is useless in most of the world outside US and some 1st world countries. For me in N4, that's a total batteryhog and completely useless. I found no use of that.

20. blingblingthing

Posts: 977; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Totally disagree. With Google now, I don't even need to speak, I'm pushed information, stocks, weather and travel cards. For a long time I've stated Siri was a gimmick, I just don't see myself talking to my in public.

30. Android4Ever

Posts: 89; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

I agree

3. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

I find Siri pretty fun to use when I use my sister/mums/friends iPhone, its always fun to search it through voice recognition especially when it recognises my accent better than Google Now's :)


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Group one was asked if  Apple had "oversold the voice recognition capabilities of Siri," ...... you are kidding right???? Apple "oversells" everything; that's why people over the globe sell their babies - it's part of being "oversold" and duped!

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Every page on this website contains at least 1 lie.

8. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Educated people understand unless Apple states factual information, then it's just Apple's opinion.

7. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Lol imagine anyone using siri like in their commercials, if so then 'NEEEEERRRDD'

9. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Just tell Siri, you love her and wait for her response. Siri's wit is currently unmatched.

22. blingblingthing

Posts: 977; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

No doubt this is amusing, but no way would I give up my nexus 4 to hear those jokes

27. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

She's wittier than Robin Williams?

10. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012


12. TwentyWendy

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Because siri use Bing :)

14. smacsteve

Posts: 86; Member since: May 16, 2012

I've been very disappointed with Siri, because of it's near 100% dependence on Apple's servers and a fast data connection, it's always saying it cannot help right now. I've grown so sick of it that I don't even use it any longer. But I love using Google now on my work phone, the HTC One. It's awesome!

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

A true gimmick that took longer and more money to make then all of Samsung's "gimmicks" combined. I think it is about time that the Samsung haters and tech journalists just shut the f up and call everything features people may not use. Don't champion Siri and diss LG and Samsung stuff and just explain it and let the user decide what is a gimmick or not. Apparently 85% of IOS 7 users find siri a gimmick yet tech reviewers loved it. I guess we need new tech journalists.

19. funchumm1206

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Those two are gimmicks unless they make Stark's Jarvis.

23. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

now that would be badass

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