Is Siri practical, or just a gimmick?

Does anyone with an iPhone 4S actually use Siri on a regular basis?

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 11, 2012 at 18:50

I know a couple of sales reps who spend hours every day driving. they love and regularly use Siri.
A friend of mine is a writer who has bad bouts of arthritis. He uses Siri to dictate "notes to himself" when he's not up to writing; he too loves it.
I never use Siri. I have no iPhone, though :p (and if I had one, I wouldn'tuse Siri either - I prefer not to give up too much of what's going on in my head to geedy corporations. And Siri's main work is done on Apple's servers, not on the phone ;) )

mrew42  Jan. 13, 2012 at 13:38

I sust set up my neices iPhone and did some comparison tests with Siri vs Iris (Android voice app). Siri failed on 8 of 10 while Iris passed on 8 out of 10 (same queries). As far as voice recognition overall, they are pretty much on a par. Android has had this feature for some time, but not wrapped up in quite such a melodramatic 'Oooohh look what my phone can do'. My iPhone buddies have long give up showning how great the iPhone 4s is because of Siri.
But as Jan says, for this with reduced or indeed no capability to type, Voice recognition (regardless of the platform) can ve very useful, depending on its application.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 13, 2012 at 14:12

But it is a start, I suppose.
Bringing it to the masses will certainly encourage more interesting developments.


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