Time for a Siri overhaul.

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by byke, May 12, 2015.

  1. byke macrumors 6502a

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    I want to see Siri overhauled to become (Sir-iJonny)

    It would feature long drawn out answers and a Jonny Ive voice/response, but more importantly I want to see the advert in which Jonny describes how Apple have engineered and sourced the very best audio to achieve such a high level of Jonnyism in a phone. A characteristic that has never been done before. And most notably done by taking some of the best characteristics in the world and combining then with lashings of modesty.

    We need to start an online campaign for this, as I for one want a Jonny inspired siri.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I stumbled across some sort of rumor article, that indicates that with iOS9, Apple will be revamping Siri. Clearly they need to do something, Both Google Now and Cortana are much better and more functional then Siri.
     
  3. iGeek2014 macrumors 68000

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    One thing I have noticed with Siri is if you say "Cortana remind me to buy milk" it processes the reminder rather than a remark about having the wrong assistant.

    But Apple do need to up their game. Sarcastic remarks and cinema times are one thing but not being able to set a reminder when calling someone (for example) is another.
     
  4. Paradoxally macrumors 65816

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    I just want Cortana to come to iOS and to use Activator to enable it with a hold of the home button, disabling Siri entirely. It's way better.
     
  5. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I found that out the other day when I forgot I wasn't using my Nokia.
     
  6. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    I saw one rumor article too, but it's more like:
    "… that with iOS9, Apple will be revamping Siri's interface." :mad:
    http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/05/apple-wwdc-ios-9-music/

    I'm using Cortana in the Windows 10 Tech Previews, I'm finding it a bit "odd" that Cortana's returned results are often more accurate and/or descriptive, given that Cortana and Siri are using Bing as a "back end". I'm just hoping for reattaching Google as a back end for Siri, like it used to be.

    There was also this, more on point to the article you're alluding to, over on AI a few weeks ago - maybe there's hope after all?
    http://appleinsider.com/articles/15...-and-language-teams-with-wave-of-new-openings
     
  7. Michael Goff macrumors G4

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    Last time I tried reading a text with Siri, it worked. Last time I tried reading a text with Google Now it said the feature wasn't supported yet. Just one example, sure, but one of the few things I used to do with Siri that I tried to do with Google Now.
     
  8. cynics macrumors G4

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    Not sure about the OP but I definitely feel Siri needs an overhaul. Without even mentioning or comparing to the competition there is vast room for improvement.

    I rarely use Siri anymore just because I know the majority of the time I'll be doing whatever I asked manually anyway.

    I also have this weird music bug, occasionally after using Hey Siri it will start playing a random song out of my music library. Its very strange. And why oh why when I'm on bluetooth and say Hey Siri Call (name) does it say "Calling (name) on speaker"? Then I have to switch it back to bluetooth manually. One time I got it to work by saying "Hey Siri call (name) using bluetooth" but only once and I can't get it to work again without switching it manually.
     

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