Siri is great... for a few hours :/

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MultiMediaWill, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
    Remember when everyone was face timing that first day? Same thing with Siri. It is great to play with for a few hours the first day then it gets old and boring. Who else feels like they got robbed while updating to the 4S?
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    But its so much more useful than facetime. I mean, you can use it to text while driving... Thats no novelty.
  3. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2008
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    Actually I'm using FaceTime now more than ever. It took a long while for most of my friends and family to get a iPhone 4. When I first got my iPhone 4 I only knew one other person with one.
  4. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    You have to actually "do" stuf with your phone for it to be useful. If you just text, surf the web, and watch media then it isn't going to help much.

    I'm always making tasks and using the calendar in college so it's going to get a ton of use after class.
  5. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    I have to partially agree with this. Siri is absolutely amazing technology but just like A Rube Goldberg machine then sometimes it's just faster to bypass the novelty and crack the egg yourself.

    BTW. The other "cool to demo barely used app is iMovie. Remembwr how we all thoughr wed be making cool little videos for all our friends and families? Well how many did we actually make...
  6. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2010
    the burrows
    I picked up my IP4S this morning and then we left on a road trip. Siri ROCKS on a road trip. And, replying to emails, and sms while on the road and doing it safely? YAY for siri.

    oh, ps: I use FaceTime DAILY.
  7. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    Agree 100%
  8. Netherscourge macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    My wife and I were asking it funny questions all night tonight.

    I can't wait to use it more pratically tomorrow - like for directions and movie times and stuff.

    I love Siri.
  9. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2010
    Philly Suburbs, PA
    i think i will love the activate siri by placing phone to ear... need to call someone? make sure screen is on, then hold phone to ear "call home" badabing badaboom :)
  10. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2010
    the burrows
    One place I see myself using it often? cooking. How many whatevers in a whatever, without getting fingerprints all over the screen? I'm there.
  11. nastebu macrumors 6502

    May 5, 2008
    If you're bored this soon with something that you just started using it's because you want to be bored.
  12. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    I thought Siri would work like Jarvis in Iron Man where its voice activated queries. SIRI, how many liters in a quart would be useful but if it requires touch then its not a good cooking companion. I use the iPad all the time and it can get messy.
  13. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    As mentioned, FaceTime took a while to roll out to the masses. I was the only one of my close friends and family with an iPhone 4 for a while.

    Siri doesn't require other people, just your own voice. It's actually really useful, especially when you don't want to type texts or emails, and for using your iPhone while driving. I'm really loving it.
  14. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    No, I don't feel disappointed. I wasn't expecting my new phone to fill some gaping hole in my life... just to be better and faster than the one I had before, with some new functionality that will make parts of my life easier. I got that.
  15. meder87 macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2010
    Siri will provide plenty of use. I always like to look up info and set reminders. Also texting while driving will become a million times safer.
  16. GaresTaylan macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2009
    Because you don't feel you will use Siri much you feel you were "robbed?" If thats what you consider being robbed it may be time to switch back to a clamshell to prevent future letdowns.
  17. fort macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2011
    Agree 100% If the ONLY thing it did was take dictation for text and email it would totally be worth it. Very helpful..... One of first ways she/it helped me tonight = Me: "How late is Best Buy open?" Siri: "I'm sorry, I don't know but here is your local Best Buy" and boom there is map with location, address and phone # Correct me if I'm wrong but there would be NO faster way to check this info than using Siri :D
  18. Aquaporin macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2005
    Siri is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Especially for sending texts.
  19. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    OP, why did you buy the 4S if you don't need voice commands? What were you expecting Siri to do?
  20. 2010RS macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2009
    i feel like i got robbed reading your post.
  21. luked14 macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2010
    The important thing to remember is that Siri is still in beta. Look at how much it can already do on launch day. Just wait until it can work with third party apps.
  22. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    I'm actually using diction more but its also a part of Siri.
  23. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    it will really benefit my blind wife. typing is so slow for her. with voiceover it would be more useful for most. ask where are you siri brings it up and tells you. it would be good if you could open aps with siri too.
  24. Juan007 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    OP is 100% wrong. He probably would have said the same thing about the mouse, or even the printing press. The ability to communicate with your handheld computer by voice is no mere novelty. It's a revolution, and today it just got started.
  25. MultiMediaWill thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
    Same thing was said about Apple's Ping. Look how that turned out.

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