Was just going to post this, that kickback is long gone. It was back when iPhone was only available on AT&T and only in the USA.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'm pretty sure Apple no longer receives a kickback from carriers. They did with the first, unsubsidized iPhone, but not since.
I'm not sure I agree with the article, but I'm pretty sure we can all agree on this: "My Theory on Siri" is ridiculously hard to say several times in rapid succession.
One of the biggest omissions in the new iPad is Siri. It was a virtual shoe-in for inclusion in Apples third-generation iPad but it didnt make the cut and its a curious omission. Siri runs on the iPhone 4S which has an A5 processor, but the new iPad has an A5X processor which is faster. So it isnt a technical issue, at least specs-wise...
It's now removed.2 things.
First, it's rude to post the entire text of an article here. Even if it is ZDnet. If we care enough to read their opinion we should care enough to respect their work.
Second, I continue to believe it's a server issue. The next iPhone WILL HAVE Siri. Every iPhone thus far has sold more than every previous model. They have trouble keeping it up now as it is. Once they get that all sorted out, and once they remove the beta tag I bet you'll see Siri on an iPad.
What's wrong with that? Siri is almost entirely based off the accent. Depending on which Siri you "choose", it listens for that accent. Apple's Siri FAQ site even says: "English (United States, United Kingdom, Australia)" which is basically what he said.I switched off when he said "English, British English, Australian English". That's like saying "English English". Stupid.
Yes it is based off the accent, but Americans don't have an English or British accent, so he can't claim English as American (especially when it's not even their official language!). He should have said "US English, British English, etc."What's wrong with that? Siri is almost entirely based off the accent. Depending on which Siri you "choose", it listens for that accent. Apple's Siri FAQ site even says: "English (United States, United Kingdom, Australia)" which is basically what he said.
And that right there is the reason folks. There's no guarantee that a Wi-Fi iPad would always have a connection to the internet like an iPhone. And Apple wouldn't make Siri available on the iPad LTE (with an always-on connection) and not on the iPad Wi-Fi. They would be blasted for that decision.iPad is offline as often as it's on.