iOS 12's Siri vs. The Competition?

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by nviz22, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. nviz22 macrumors 601

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    Does Siri make the strides needed to compete against Alexa, Cortana, and the Google Assistant? Or is there still a noticeable difference?
     
  2. geemiller05 macrumors 6502

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    There’s still a noticeable lack. Shortcuts is a huge step forward...a means to let Siri into your daily activities while still offering you the ability to “shut it down”. However, I still give the leg up to Google Assistant. Can’t speak for Cortana or Alexa.
     
  3. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 601

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    With that being said, is Siri now going to be usable? Good thing Google offers the Assistant on iOS.
     
  4. xaqt93 macrumors 6502

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    I like Siri. Yeah, she is not that smart but at least she can answer questions about food. And..she can turn on your flashlight. It is pretty awesome. Haha. I like shortcuts, and I can't wait to get the app for it all. I still think Google and Alexa are "Smarter." Especially because with Google, you can literally get an answer for just about anything.
     
  5. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

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    Customized Siri commands has a lot of potential for people who really want to use voice commands but the casual user probably sees it as too much “work”.
     
  6. Radon87000 macrumors 604

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    It still doesn’t understand me when I try to reduce my AirPods volume. Google Assistant and Alexa absolutely destroy Siri.
     
  7. IGI2 macrumors 6502

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    There will be a gallery with "most used" combination of actions.

    And Siri will be suggesting adding something for you.

    Who knows, it may end with just a few taps.
     
  8. geemiller05 macrumors 6502

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    My answer is I believe it will be. I’m still fascinated at the things G.A. finds and suggests to me on its own (future appointments, upcoming sporting events, etc). Siri doesn’t quite match that. However, it does what I need it to do...set reminders, make a call, send a text, give me a score. G.A. is more proactive whereas Siri is more reactive.
     
  9. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Maybe Apple is taking Siri in a different direction and could be even better than we thought when iOS 13 drops next year?
     
  10. IGI2 macrumors 6502

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    Next year, while Google is HERE AND NOW.

    We don't even have iOS 12 stable, we will have it on September.

    Then next year from September makes it about 16 more months. You don't want to know where Google will be then.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 12, 2018 ---
    Google is testing Polish Google Assistant:
    https://android.com.pl/news/124186-asystent-google-w-polsce-beta-testy-rozpoczete/
    [​IMG]

    So it's feasible for Google but not for Apple?

    And this is vicious circle.

    Polish people won't buy Apple stuff because Google Assistant will work fine with their smart home devices in their native language (i.e. Wyłącz światło (turn off the lights)).
    And Apple won't see a need to develop assistant for Poland.
     
  11. trifid macrumors 68000

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    It's still much slower than competition, less context/AI and doesn't interpret as well, same old issues as before. Shortcuts doesn't really make much of a dent.
     

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