Now, dear readers.. a confession.
This author is the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S2... rooted and tooted, under clocked and never mocked and all that jazz. And he has owned it since September. Which is about 20 times longer than he has ever owned a single mobile before.
Yet, in a moment of madness, last week, he got the credit card out and bought a SIM-free iPhone 4S. Why, you may ask? Well, he's not too sure. Fancied a change: yes. Couldn't wait for Instagram to launch on Android: yes. Looks good: yes etc etc etc.
And one of the things he was so excited about was Siri. Because those adverts make it look brilliant. In reality, he found it only does the basics well.
This confession is made if only to highlight the fact that he is not alone - because according to a consulting group called Park Associates, most of us only use it for the minor stuff. We're talking telling it to call someone or dictating an SMS. And that's it.
A few more of us (32%) are using it to play music whilst even more than that (35%) are brave enough to tell it to schedule an appointment. But it's hardly a ringing endorsement.
As far as this writer's experiences go, it leaves a LOT to be desired. We have the advantage of being able to compare it to Google's offering so can compare with some understanding and can admit we have been left sorely disappointed by the one thing we hoped to get it to do best: play music.
Telling Siri when driving to play a song is an experience worse than death. It frequently misunderstands and never gets it right.
The upshot of the tale is two fold really: Firstly, the iPhone will probably be going back under the 14-day return period. And secondly, we'd like you to explain if you actually do use Siri and it works for you in any way more than a gimmick? Surely we're not alone in thinking it's a load of old tut. Or are we?