Siri is scary...

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  1. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    I just watched the keynote, and OMG, I have to have the 4S :)
    Siri is creepy, and acts exactly like something straight out of Star Trek. Unlike Voice Control, I'll actually use this!
     
  2. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    I find it a little funny that Apple's using Siri as a huge marketing ploy, when the app has been out for over a year. Siri definitely works well though, and the integration with the other apps is really nice.
     
  3. Mackbook702 macrumors member

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    They're toting Siri's deep integration into the iOS software. Can you do all they showed in the keynote with the app?
     
  4. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    You pretty much can, actually. You can ask it anything; weather, movie times, numbers, directions, etc. Apple has added the texting/email integration, but the app isn't all that much different.
     
  5. dontwalkhand thread starter macrumors 601

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    The app is now missing from the app store. :mad:
     
  6. Alchematron macrumors 65816

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    Anyone know if there is a choice of voices?

    That stock voice is creepy
     
  7. vanfanel1 macrumors member

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    Did the siri app have wolframalpha integration as well? Can you ask it technical questions that get re-directed to wolframalpha? In the keynote he said "what's mitosis" and was redirected to wolframalpha output.
     
  8. Mackbook702 macrumors member

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    Of course it'll recognize your voice in the same general fashion, but for instance can you reply to texts without copying and pasting and fumbling through a few steps before the message is sent in the sleek and seamless fashion Assistant does?
     
  9. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    No. It's definitely been developed a bit more, as the original app was mainly just for local businesses, restaurants, weather, etc.


    I just said that Apple added the texting integration. The basic functions of Siri, however, have been out for some time. It's essentially the same thing, but more integrated into iOS.
     
  10. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    Apology for what?
     
  11. chriskzoo macrumors 6502

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    I understand the deep integration into the OS with Siri, but I am more than a little pissed that they just killed the standalone app. There is no reason that Siri should require the 4S as far as I can tell and should have just been a feature in iOS 5.
     
  12. HopHead927 macrumors member

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    In the BBC video on the home page, the voice sounded like a man, not a woman. Still robotic sounding though...
     
  13. Darthdingo macrumors 6502a

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    "Siri, can you turn the iPhone4S into something that isn't a huge disappointment?"
    Siri self-destructs.
     
  14. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    "Siri, cover up this murder and get me some pizza"
     
  15. Darthdingo macrumors 6502a

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    Well if Apple did that, then why would anyone even buy the iPhone4S ? Because the 4S is the biggest tech letdown in history, they need "Special" features to sell it.
     
  16. LoganCircle macrumors member

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    They really need to film a commercial with Patrick Stewart.

    "Siri, locate Commander Riker."
    "Commander Riker is no longer aboard the Enterprise."
     
  17. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    They need to get the voice of HAL 9000, Kit from knight rider, and the Star Trek TNG computer voice.
     
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    I foresee a lot of late night comedy skits starring Siri.
     
  20. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Siri is looking impressive, been watching all the clips I can find. One of the things I think is a nice touch (from the developers side at least) is the "let me think" part when it's looking stuff up. It might get annoying though. Does anyone know if it can launch apps? I still don't think it's worth buying the phone for though.

    Hopefully you can change the voice too, I don't think Stephanie Hawking will be too nice to listen to after a few days.
     
  21. munkery macrumors 68020

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    Supposedly, Siri includes a lot of AI. This is the beginning of Skynet.
     
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