What do you think about a dedicated Siri button?

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  1. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Perhaps near the volume keys or somewhere around there. One thing I've always "hated" about voice control is waiting for it to pop up and holding the home button, it'd be awesome to just press a button on the side and it instantly pop up, ready for a command. I don't think it'd get accidental presses either because think about how often you accidentally change the volume, those buttons are fairly solid.

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  2. b166er macrumors 68020

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    I think a dedicated button or maybe a double tap on a volume button.

    The home button on the 4s is going to wear out very quick with this added job. The home button is easily the worst designed area of every iPhone and yet they keep giving it more work without addressing it's tendency to get "squishy" after a few months of use.

    Hopefully they beefed it up somehow on the 4s.
     
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  5. joegleur macrumors regular

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    there there. there's no need to fear. it's only new technology.. have a cuppa
     
  6. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

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    Don't worry, he's a ray of sunshine in every iPhone thread. He probably thinks the iPhone screen isn't large enough. :rolleyes:
     
  7. iBreatheApple thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Double tap volume would be an epic fail. There are so many situations where they are rapidly pressed.
     
  8. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    My home button has never worn out - and I multitask constantly.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Apple is about simplifying technology and streamlining products. Adding a button that has limited usage doesn't make sense especially when there is already a great implementation
     
  10. joegleur macrumors regular

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    lol. admittedly, i wanted a 4inch screen as well but when you compare specs, photo capture quality, graphics , and the new siri (siri in my honest opinion trumps facetime + gyro), this is an amazing upgrade.

    i only wished steve could've seen the amazed faces when people start using siri exhaustively instead of the whole fiasco post announcement. (as you can tell, i'm hedging my bets on siri to be amazing. don't let me down now, apple!:p)
     
  11. AIP5 macrumors 6502a

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    It would be a fantastic addition. The current home button wasn't designed for this much extensive usage (especially double tapping for multitasking). And holding it down isn't really ideal every time you want to talk to your iPhone.
     
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    Yeah like when you're watching porn on your phone in a not so private place and forget that the sound is turned up! :p
     
  13. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    they might have made it more durable?
     
  14. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with that, the same way we've always done voice commands. I think it's great that they've made the voice commands interact with the native apps and respond to conflicts. Android has had voice commands for a while, but not implemented like Siri.
     
  15. Type X macrumors regular

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    Seems in the videos theres a way to trigger it without holding home
    especially when the guy is running with it, he hits the headphones quickly & speaks.
     
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    Why not a button for the camera a button for text messages, a button for email. How about just one home button?

    I don't think we need more buttons. Espcially for a gimmick like voice control that never ever works right.

    Face it. It's just a feature you show off to friends then never use again.
     
  17. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    How closed minded you are.
     
  18. LagFighter macrumors regular

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    This.

    There's not a real point to adding another physical button. Even if you don't have to hold it as long, the cons outweigh the pros - first of all, you have to buy components for and build in another button into the phone.

    From the user perspective, it's another button that could be pressed in the pocket. I suppose it could be disabled on lock, but that eliminates some of the point of having it in the first place.
     
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    I'm totally stoked for voice control. But have been burned way too many times to believe it again.
     
  20. iBreatheApple thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Wow, drama queen much?
     
  21. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

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    We'll see how it works. Hell, I'll be happy just with being able to set the alarm with Siri. If all the rest works as advertised, it's just a bonus for me.
     
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    I'd be happy if it perfected just the features the 3GS launched with.

    When I tell it play a artist, I don't want it calling my mom or ex-gf. Don't want to have to say stuff over and over again.
     
  23. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    I hope they improve the home button as well. I will be very disappointed if I continue to have problems with the home button in the 4S, and will ask for a replacement if it comes up. I am sure that is one of the fixes they have made though.
     
  24. mysterioustko macrumors 6502

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    That isn't new technology at all. Voice controls have been around for years and have worked well for years. When I want to call a business it's faster for me to just say "Call Best Buy" than to look it up in an app and then call it. It's faster for me to say "navigate to best buy" and have my phone turn into a gps and guide me to Best Buy than for me to open an app, look up Best Buy, then navigate to it. It's a useful technology but it's hardly new.
     
  25. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    Are you from the future? :confused::eek::confused:
     

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