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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:34 AM   #1
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Is Siri Good Now?

When I first got my 4S I just played with Siri for the first week. It was nice but the load times were too slow and it would only understand me 70% of the time.

And then the other night I felt like using Siri to set and alarm and I was surprised how good Siri was. Siri instant gave a response (only 3 bars), and then I tried a few other things and Siri understood me every single time.

I think I'm going to have to start using Siri more. Setting a clock with Siri is much easier, and "note this" or "remind me this" is cool too.

Have you guys noticed an improvement in Siri? Or is it just me? Is Apple using our voices to improve Siri?
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:44 AM   #2
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I've been using it daily for over a year. I don't type anymore. If it wasn't for Siri I don't think I would have an iPhone.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:47 AM   #3
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 02:32 AM   #4
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It gets things wrong a lot of the time but its definitely good when it works.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 03:25 AM   #5
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When I first got my 4S I just played with Siri for the first week. It was nice but the load times were too slow and it would only understand me 70% of the time.

And then the other night I felt like using Siri to set and alarm and I was surprised how good Siri was. Siri instant gave a response (only 3 bars), and then I tried a few other things and Siri understood me every single time.

I think I'm going to have to start using Siri more. Setting a clock with Siri is much easier, and "note this" or "remind me this" is cool too.

Have you guys noticed an improvement in Siri? Or is it just me? Is Apple using our voices to improve Siri?
it is quite good to use, but i haven't concerned about its improvement.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 06:02 AM   #6
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I think Siri sucks. Slow load times, and inaccurate voice recognition. I tell it to "call Jonna Poole" and it says. "Ok. Calling John Powell". Very frustrating.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 08:08 AM   #7
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Wait for the day Siri is able to adapt to everyone's voice and it will be fine.

Improve the load times too, Apple.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 08:35 AM   #8
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I forgot Siri even existed. The first day or two someone gets a new device they can't stop playing around with Siri, but once the novelty wears of, I would say 80%+ never use it again for any serious task.

I find it hard to believe someone can completely replace use of the keyboard with Siri like some people here claim they have done.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:16 AM   #9
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4S Marketing Ploy! 4S Marketing Ploy!!!

A product still in beta 1.5 years after it launched as the major marketing selling point for the 4S.

Really bad, apple.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:37 PM   #10
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Siri is an annoying B*tch! Siri is useless! Drinking bubble tea is better than Siri!
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:14 PM   #11
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It gets maybe one in twenty things I ask it correct.

Useless. Useless to the point where, if I ask it to play a song, it often tries to ring someone instead.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 02:45 PM   #12
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This thread is a great representation of the rule that people go to the Internet to gripe, cuz I've had no problems with Siri. Far more "it sucks" posts than "works fine for me".

Count me in the latter group. Siri is dead-on when I create reminders, query for unit conversions or reply to an occasional text/create an email. Snappy too, no lag on my i5.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 02:53 PM   #13
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We are glad you have no problems with Siri. But it's not like we are making this stuff up...

Google's voice technology is so far beyond superior to Siri that it's not even in the same star system.

In 2013, it should be better. It just should.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 02:57 PM   #14
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It's gotten slightly better. But still is meh.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 03:12 PM   #15
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Every now and then I tell her I need to poop to get a laugh but other than that she's useless.

Great concept, poor execution.

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Old Feb 27, 2013, 09:45 PM   #16
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I don't ever use it.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 10:52 PM   #17
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If it was Google Now then yes.

Siri still is in beta, still is slow/unresponsive at times, still can't do that many things, etc.

Apple needs to update it more often.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:07 PM   #18
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who's siri?
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:26 PM   #19
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Siri is good for native features, like reminders, notes, alarms, etc. I won't use it to search the web, too painful. When asked why google now is better at web searches, Sir says, "I'd rather not google now, if you don't mind." It's obviously an area Siri knows it's lacking in.

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Old Feb 28, 2013, 01:55 AM   #20
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Never use it. In fact the only time I activate it is by accident when I hold the home button down for too long Happened the other day when I was in the hospital. Somebody shouted out "ask it how long we're going to have to wait"
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 02:20 PM   #21
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 04:04 PM   #22
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Google's voice technology is so far beyond superior to Siri that it's not even in the same star system.

In 2013, it should be better. It just should.
I agree! If only we could use Google Voice for texting and making appointments, but as of right now it's only good for searches.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 04:38 PM   #23
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No, Siri still sucks for most things. Same with dictation. I think it's actually become worse over the past 6-8 months.
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 10:08 AM   #24
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At first I did the whole 'novelty' thing asking Siri questions like 'tell me a joke' and that wore off really quick BUT now I use Siri EVERYDAY! She organizes my schedule, sets timers, opens apps, takes notes, finds vids on YouTube, plays my music, sends my wife texts for me, and finds business' phone numbers and then calls them for me! She is very accurate now. I would say around 90% most of the time which is better than most people I talk to. They often mishear or misunderstand me too. I love Siri and use her all the time. Very useful now. Like someone else said here Siri is one of the main reasons I have an iphone. I haven't seen an android app that compares in voice recognition AND integratabiliy. 😉👍
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 12:38 PM   #25
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It's usable, but only for play music, set up alarms, ask something related to wolfram alpha etc.

The dictation function is basically crap for more than one sentence... I tho use it sometimes^^ dunno why I still put hope in it haha
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