Posts Tagged ‘iPhone 4s’

Why Apple Had To Release Siri Half-Baked

Siri has been having a bad week. Gizmodo’s Mat Honan called Apple’s voice-response service “a lie.” Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, who rarely has bad things to say about Apple efforts, said it “isn’t up to Apple’s usual level of fit and finish, …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   December 7th, 2011
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When Siri Becomes A Member of the Family

Siri is much more than just a useful feature for Apple’s iPhone 4S. Siri is also incredibly strategic for Apple. I have written quite a bit on the subject of how software platforms become sticky. The point I continually emphasize …

by Ben Bajarin   |   November 3rd, 2011
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Why Siri is Strategic for Apple

Now that I have had some time to work with the new iPhone, and especially the new Siri Voice technology, I have been able to form a couple of opinions about this products market impact.

As I mentioned in a previous …

by Tim Bajarin   |   October 17th, 2011

Nuance Exec on iPhone 4S, Siri, and the Future of Speech

Though the iPhone 4S appears nearly identical to the current iPhone 4, it is, as my colleague Tim Bajarin points out a revolutionary device because of its voice-based Siri interface. For the past 20 years, we humans have learned to …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   October 10th, 2011

Why We Witnessed History at the iPhone 4S Launch

While some people were disappointed that Apple did not introduce the iPhone 5, most pretty much missed the significance of the event and the fact that they were witnessing history.

In 1984, when Steve Jobs introduced the Mac, he did something …

by Tim Bajarin   |   October 10th, 2011



The Wall Street Journal: “More fizzle than pop.”

The Los Angeles Times: “An evolution, not a revolution.”

The Washington Post: “It wasn’t exactly blowing my mind.” “Lunch-bag letdown.”

Business Insider: “A huge disappointment, or just a regular sized disappointment?”

Analyst Roger Kay: “Underwhelming.”


People, please. …

by Peter Lewis   |   October 6th, 2011

Why Apple Didn’t Release the iPhone 5

I have been fascinated by the various comments from people, Wall Street analysts included, that were disappointed with the new iPhone 4S. These folks have been having dreams of delusion trying to coax Apple to make each new iPhone conform …

by Tim Bajarin   |   October 5th, 2011

Apple’s iPhone and Intel’s Tick-Tock

Intel has long followed a two-year product cycle it calls tick-tock. In a “tick” year Intel introduces new chips based on a major change in process technology, such as this year’s release of the Sandy Bridge processors. The next year, …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   October 5th, 2011

Siri Could Be Reason Enough to Buy the iPhone 4S

Folks who found Apple’s iPhone announcement disappointing, and there were plenty of them, weren’t really paying attention. My colleagues Tim Bajarin and Ben Bajarin have outlined the reasons consumers should be excited about the new phone, despite the fact that …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   October 5th, 2011

Consumers Will Be Delighted With the iPhone 4S

I’ve been reading and digesting much of the post Apple event news where they introduced their newest iPhone, the iPhone 4S. I’ve attended every major Apple product launch event since 2003. The last few years the …

by Ben Bajarin   |   October 4th, 2011

Five Reasons to Upgrade to the iPhone 4S

While design enthusiasts may have wanted a smaller, lighter and even thinner iPhone, the fact remains that the current iPhone 4 design is about as thin as you can get a smart phone and still pack it with all of …

by Tim Bajarin   |   October 4th, 2011