OSX 10.11 - where is SIRI? etc. - disapointed

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by joecool99, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. joecool99 Suspended


    Aug 20, 2008
    beside the performance and split screen feature, i'm rather disappointed.
    I feel as OSX has been left behind without any innovation - seems all they did was catching up to some Windows features (as the split screen)

    - where is SIRI for OSX ? (W10 will have cortana this summer!)
  2. boston04and07 macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    Yeah, I would have loved to see Siri too.
  3. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    Most of the stuff is in OS X; smarter Spotlight with natural language processing, data detectors, dictation and so on. We just don't have a single assistant to speak to handle all of that automatically in the background.

    Honestly, I could care less about Siri. The performance/stability is the most important factor for me and I'm liking what I'm seeing so far from the first beta.
  4. Ahheck01 macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2006
    It seems that spotlight is becoming more and more what siri is. They probably don't see voice as a very in-demand interface for full-on PCs
  5. placidity44 macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2015
    I don't find myself using siri that much now as it is...that may change with iOS 9 but i'm not getting my hopes up. Don't see cortana on windows as a huge feature. I've used it on the Windows 10 beta and it was ok just I didnt' see myself using it.
  6. Sikh macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2011
    Just so you know, Snap is the only feature they "took" from windows. Besides that, Windows 10 took Mission Control, Expose, etc from OS X. So Snap was coming, its not a surprise. Apple cared about perfecting the multitasking on the multi monitor / multi desktop level first. Snapping can be done easily and its been proven by ShiftIt(free/open source) and Divvy(paid).
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Siri would have been nice, but I think they need to focus on stability and performance. Adding such a major feature to OS X would have required a lot more time and energy. In other words, they'd not be able to do the bug fixes and performance enhancements AND give us Siri.
  8. dastinger macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2012
    After 3 point updates, Yosemite still sucks on some stuff like WiFi and UI lag. I'm really glad they didn't waste time on adding features most people won't use in order to focus on performance.
  9. Siannath macrumors member


    Nov 21, 2012
    Lima, Perú
  10. T909 macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2008
    As I've already said I was very disappointed in new OS X release as well and I was waiting for Siri since Mavericks.
  11. bmac89 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2014
    I couldn't really care about Siri on mac... but I'm sure it will come.

    OSX catching up.... now that is a bit of a joke. With Windows 10, Microsoft is actually finally catching up with OSX. Windows have implemented multi-desktop mission control after how many years! Now that is a highly useful feature. It also seems the search on Win 10 is finally of some use. Also a clean UI at last.
  12. T909 macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2008
    I still think that Windows 7 is the best. However Windows 10 will be free if you buy it on the first year.

    I used to laugh at people complaining that MS will drop the support on Windows XP. Look at Apple… Lion is already unsupported.
  13. ErikGrim macrumors 68040


    Jun 20, 2003
    Brisbane, Australia
    With that avatar you should probably be aware that Microsoft copied that feature from KDE/Compiz.

    "Well, Steve, I think there's more than one way of looking at it. I think it's more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it."

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