Siri for Mac : why not ?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by davidgnomo, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. davidgnomo macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any possible reason why Apple did not introduce Siri in her OS yet ? It would be so fun and useful, that would really be a news ...
     
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    I'd prefer it if they started supporting more languages first.
     
  3. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    It would create a much heavier load on the servers. I think that was the reason that the 4S got it and nothing else did.
     
  4. davidgnomo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Finally a real explanation ... thank you ...
     
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    You will be able to do custom dictation in Yosemite, and also always have it running. So essentially, they built a better solution than Siri for the desktop that developers and users can build on.
     
  6. ps3zocker macrumors regular

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    Not really. There are WAY WAY more iOS devices than Macs out there.
     
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    Not really. Have it on my car now and a number of other car manufactures , 4S / 5 / 5S / 6 / 6S and on the iPads as well.
     
  8. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    That's not what I said. At the time of Siri's release, only the 4S got it, and the rest never. Some say that this was just another reason to make people upgrade to the 4S, but it was also due to the servers not being having enough throughput at the time.
     
  9. MacrumoursUser macrumors 6502

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    Really? Real explanation? Macs are just a top in the ocean compared to all the iOs devices that support Siri. There would be no impact. That is given every unit that supports it would be using it often.

    Get real people.
     
  10. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    Yes,

    but

    The servers seem strained right now with just iOS devices, but Macs on top of that will increase strain even more.
     
  11. ABC5S, Oct 4, 2014
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    The Rest ? but had nothing to do with the servers. Apple has plenty of money to expand its servers. Your guessing on the server remark, unless you have a link to prove this, than I'll apologize ;)

    "In the event that Siri does not appear, there are multiple
    possibilities to consider. There are a few devices that look nearly identical on the outside, but the hardware on the inside is quite different. An example of this would be the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4 does not support Siri, so if you have an iPhone 4, it would be normal not to find Siri".

    http://venturebeat.com/2011/10/15/siri-iphone-apple/

    https://sites.google.com/site/appleclubfhs/support/advice-and-articles/using-siri

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4335148

    And one of your points about Apple not wanting to have it on another older system is pure $$$, and this is normal, and they have the right to do it to make more $$ on another product update...

    "Apple has been known to hold features for its newest products. The first assumption is obviously Apple wants to make its next product appealing. It’s marketing. But at the same time, Apple doesn’t like applications to work on its products if not perfectly. In the first video below, the iPhone 4 seems to balk a little under the extra Siri weight."
     
  12. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    The main problem with the 4 was a very awful microphone, so voice recognition could not work very well. This was also painfully obvious in phone conversations. I could hardly ever understand a word anyone said on iPhones until the 4s took hold, with its improved microphones. The better mics were for Siri-the side benefit was that I could actually stand talking to iPhone users for the first time.
     

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