Posts Tagged ‘Siri’

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Siri’s Bing Moment

There were many interesting nuggets that came out of WWDC 2013. For our insiders, I plan to share the few that I don’t think are getting enough attention but yet are more significant than I believe people realize. But perhaps …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   June 12th, 2013
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Why Siri Won’t Go Beyond the iPhone–For Now

Since Apple launched the Siri app on the iPhone 4S last fall, there has been a widespread assumption that Siri’s voice-driven semantic search might soon find its way to other Apple products. At the top of everyone’s list was the …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   April 11th, 2012
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Future iPads Will Cannibalize TVs

As ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes points out, we know absolutely “nothing” about the iPad 3 right now.  While pontificating about future Apple products is a lot of fun, drives many page views and makes web site editors very happy, it’s  just a …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   February 14th, 2012
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Voice Control Will Disrupt Living Room Electronics

In what seems to be a routine in high-tech journalism and social media now is to speculate on what Apple will do next. The latest and greatest rumor is that Apple will develop an HDTV set. I wrote back in …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   December 20th, 2011

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 Google and Microsoft Hate Siri

As I watched Andy Rubin’s interview at the WSJ D Asia conference I became highly intrigued by the comments he made about Apple’s Siri. Rubin told Walt Mossberg “ I don’t believe your phone should be an assistant…Your phone is …

by Tim Bajarin   |   October 24th, 2011
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The Era of Personal Computing

I have adopted a philosophy in my analysis over the past few years where I distinguish between personal computing and personalized computing.

In a post a few months ago, I wrote about these differences and pointed out that because …

by Ben Bajarin   |   October 18th, 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
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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