Siri needs a dedicated hardware button

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Superbbrr, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Superbbrr macrumors member

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    I'm tired of holding pressing the home button forever and waiting.

    Raise to speak doesn't always work either.

    We need a Siri button.....NOW!
     
  2. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. That would be handy. A camera button would be handy too. In fact, there's be a lot of things that buttons could help with.

    That's one thing I like about Android, the 4 buttons... Not that it would help activating anything while the screen is off though, considering they're almost always capacitive.

    Random rant!
     
  3. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Holding the home button really does not take that long.

    A dedicated hardware button will NEVER happen.
     
  4. mcdj macrumors 604

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    And a Face Time button.

    And a brightness button.

    And an iPod button.

    And a camera button.

    And an Angry Birds button.

    And...
     
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  6. Andrew.s macrumors regular

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    A Siri app icon I can see. Not a physical button though.
     
  7. jgalan14 macrumors 6502

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    The reason we got touchscreen phone is to get rid of lite buttons is I doubt it will happen, if apple thought it was a good idea we would have a dedicated camera button on the 4S
     
  8. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    Sell the phone please....
     
  9. AmbiguousNinja macrumors regular

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    Instead of adding more buttons (which goes completely against Apple's aesthetic views) I'm hoping for customizable home button commands. This way iPhone users can choose what 2 clicks of the home button and 3 clicks and holding the home button does. For instance, I would rather hold the home button to open multitask and 2 clicks for Siri. MAKE IT HAPPEN APPLE! 
     
  10. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    Holding the home button "forever"? It takes less than 1 second to hold the home button to activate Siri, thats pretty far from "forever".
     
  11. Antoni Nygaard macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think apple will make an Siri button or other buttons for programs, because it's not everybody that's gonna use that button.

    all the buttons there is i now are used by everyone.

    it's creating devices for the masses, not for individual purposes.
     
  12. wrinkster22, Nov 12, 2011
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    wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    Exaclty. If you put in a bottom people will whine that everything needs a button and then the phone would be covered in so many buttons i would forget what they would do. perhaps eventually there will be one bottom that you can assign a task i.e. play music, activate siri, call a specific person, etc
     
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  14. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    I don't know if you noticed, but one of the things the iPhone has going for it is its simplistic design. Cluttering it up with buttons will ruin that.

    Plus it really doesn't take that long to invoke Siri by holding the home button. And raise to speak works every time for me.
     
  15. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Maybe triple pressing if that's faster than just holding on.
    They could switch the functions of press hold and triple press.
     
  16. DuckSoup, Nov 12, 2011
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    DuckSoup macrumors 6502a

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    Somehow I picture you in front of a microwave yelling at it "Hurry! Hurry!" ;-)
     
  17. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a

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    I can just see it now...

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. urkel, Nov 12, 2011
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    urkel macrumors 68030

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    Siri is NOT simply a new feature, this is the the future of USING an Apple product so the key here is to figure out whats the most efficient way of activating it. We shouldn't have to wait to listen for an audible/visual cue in order to realize that the phone is ready to take a command. We should be able to press a button and talk immediately.
     
  20. Superbbrr thread starter macrumors member

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    Finally someone who gets it.
     
  21. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a

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    I get annoyed when I pull my iPhone out of my pocket and find the screen on because the sleep/wake button was pressed by accident in my pocket. I would be downright irritated if my phone was suddenly going "beep beep" in my pocket because I was hitting the Siri button by accident. It's bad enough the "beep beep" doesn't get muted when you put the phone into silent mode.

    And seriously, if you find the 1.5-2 second it takes to activate Siri to be intolerably long, you need to learn to be a bit more patient.
     
  22. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I think the bottom part of the phone be like the trackpad with multitouch gestures. What you guys think?
     
  23. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    There already is a camera button. With iOS 5 the volume button is the shutter button.
     
  24. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Sorry, but thats a load of rubbish. What if you type and each keystroke took "only 1.5 seconds" before appearing on the screen? Is that acceptable because we are too impatient or does it affect the way we use a product?

    Siri IS the next keyboard so blaming the end user for being impatient is silly when WE are the focus group on how companies will choose to implement this.
     
  25. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    Siri needs to be voice activated. Seems silly that a voice recognition software is not voice activated. :rolleyes:



    Something along the lines of.. "Computer...."

    [​IMG]
     

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