"Hey Siri" - iPhone 6S + tagline hint?

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  1. Jack Delgado macrumors regular

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    I did a search on the forums and didn't see this mentioned--does anyone else see the tagline for this year's event being an extremely subtle hint at the fact that the iPhone 6S might have the "always listening" mic for the Hey Siri prompt rather than the has-to-be-charging requirement iPhones have now? When the feature was added, it seemed that the logical next-step was to have that feature available at all times.
     
  2. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I think you're reading too much in to it. Besides always on would mean a quicker reduction in battery charge. I don't think that's going to happen.
     
  3. Benched08 macrumors regular

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    Maybe. Like the Moto X phones, Apple could add a dedicated audio chip to always listen without draining much if any battery.
     
  4. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I've seen plenty of people suggesting that. It might be possible, but it would be difficult to get it to work without compromising battery life too much.
     
  5. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    Exactly, if Apple were to implement such a feature, I'm pretty sure they would have the battery figured out.
     
  6. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    Imagine if that was it though?

    Here's the setting:
    6000 seat auditorium
    Sept 2015 product launch
    Music starts
    Tim comes out
    An iPhone 6+ is on stage
    Tim says "Hey Siri, what do we have on tap for today?"
    Siri says "Nothing Tim, other than I can hear you"
    No new phones, no new AppleTV, nothing.
    All done.

    We leave amazed!
     
  7. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    By that logic if the battery was improved it would last even longer without "Hey Siri" always being on. I know which I would rather have.
     
  8. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    Honest question here, but I've never experienced any battery hit by having "Ok Google" always on, how much battery usage would it affect the iPhone to have it similarly? Anyone with a jailbroken iPhone care to comment?
     
  9. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    Correct, I would assume that by disabling the always on "Hey Siri" it would improve overall battery life. I personally do not care for Siri so I agree with you, I would prefer the extra battery life.
     
  10. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Perhaps this could be a hint for an M9 coprocessor?
     
  11. lagwagon Suspended

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    The tag line is referring to Siri improvements in iOS 9, watchOS 2. But mainly adding Siri to AppleTV which can be used as your main hub in your home to do a lot of things.
     
  12. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    That sounds a lot more likely.
     
  13. timeconsumer, Aug 31, 2015
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    This makes more sense to me. Any speculation on how it would work with AppleTV? I'm assuming through the Apple remote app or a new AppleTV release with a built in mic?

    Edit: Just read this which answers my question: http://www.macrumors.com/2015/08/30/apple-tv-4-october-launch-sub-200-price/
     
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    I believe it's been rumoured the new touch remote will include a mic. (Maybe the actual unit as well?)

    *edit*
    Yeah front page article yesterday mentions the mic on the remote.

    http://www.macrumors.com/2015/08/30/apple-tv-4-october-launch-sub-200-price/
     
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    Sorry I didn't get the edit in before your post, but thanks for replying, I hadn't read the front page from over the weekend yet.
     
  17. Jack Delgado thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just want to say... called it. Naysayers be damned. ;)
     
  18. Ninerboy81 macrumors regular

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    Haha that was awesome.
     
  19. d123 macrumors 68000

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    lol

    a little too certain it wasn't going to happen? ;)
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    From the days when "Hey Siri" was introduced back in iOS 8 I think it was people knew it could easily happen and just required hardware for it basically. The question here was whether or not the new iPhones would have that (in the form of that co-processor that they have).
     
  21. IllusionEntity macrumors 6502

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    I thought I'd quote this now to point out you were wrong
     

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