Siri and Apple Maps - Hidden Features.

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by SimonTheSoundMa, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

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    Using Apple Maps to route me to my destination. Stuck in traffic, so I tried asking Siri "ahh crap, traffic!", it showed me an overview of traffic in my area and then worked out a new route for me.

    Still, the destination I entered got me 1/2 a mile out from where it was supposed to be. I had to go back to Waze. :rolleyes:

    Any more features people can think of?
     
  2. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    These aren't really hidden but

    -How long until I arrive?
    -When is the next turn?
    -How many miles remaining?
     
  3. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    Siri recognised the word traffic, that's how Siri works by picking out keywords and putting them together logically. It's really quite clever, but siri doesn't really understand 90% of the words you say. Makes Siri sound less sexy really don't it? Lol
     
  4. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    I asked her the same question and she answered: Hee Hee!
    Da bit€h!!!
     
  5. v0n macrumors member

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    Problem of course is, Siri has very bad background noise filtering, which is crucial for in-car commands and I think there is something with compression when it sends your siri command back to mothership via 3G connection which in effect means 9 out of 10 times Siri just doesn't understand anything I shout at her in the car.
    It fails on keywords as well, I lost count of times when I started command with "Tell my wife that..." just for Siri to interrupt me and respond with "v0n, I don't know what you mean by "tell wi-fi". Identical command works perfectly every time at home, even with music in the background.
     
  6. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    I laughed to myself reading how Siri doesn't understand anything you "shout" to her while driving in the car. I was recently driving next to a car in commute traffic only to glance over to see the driver clentching his phone in front of his beat red snarl contorted face --- screaming. I chuckled thinking he might be having some sort of communication breakdown with Siri. Siri might need a protective order.
     

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