July 17, 2012
With Apple’s Siri, a Romance Gone Sour
At first, many were enchanted by Apple’s digital assistant, but more iPhone users have since reverted to the its voice dictation service, which is more reliable. Bits reports.
Apple introduced Siri as a beta test, meaning it was still a work in progress. That was unusual for Apple, but the company was counting on it to change the way people searched for information on mobile devices. It wanted a head start.
According to Gene Munster, a securities analyst at Piper Jaffray, the software was not good enough to understand questions. Google Voice Search, available in the latest operating software for Android phones, is a much better listener.
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