- 10-05-2011, 07:58 AM #26
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- 10-05-2011, 10:03 AM #28
When I think of big Apple fans, I think of MG Siegler or John Gruber. For Apple "fan" sites i think of TiPb or Macrumors. I think any credible tech blogger or journalist would lose most of their credibility if they didn't acknowledge the impact Apple has had this past decade. That doesn't make them Apple fans.
I'm basing my comments mostly on various podcasts I've been listening to this past year. The folks at Engadget and thisismynext often make comments about Apple products that I think are downright silly. Maybe they were bigger Apple fans in the past and are now intentionally toning down their opinions? I don't know. I can't say I've followed them that closely in the past. I can say that IMO they are not the biggest Apple fans in the blogoshpere today.
- 10-05-2011, 10:19 AM #29
- 10-05-2011, 11:45 AM #30
The implications of Siri are really mind boggling. I keep thinking of "what if"s. Imagine opening Safari and just saying "tip bee" or maybe spelling out "t i p b dot com"? Or maybe go straight to "iPhone 4S forum" and it would search the history cache to understand where to go?
How about camera controls? "shutter speed 1/500th" "zoom out a little" "capture"
Imagine what instructables could look like with Siri. Let's say you're replacing a laptop hard drive and need to use both hands. "next step" "repeat video" "define spudger"
- 10-05-2011, 12:13 PM #31
- 10-05-2011, 12:31 PM #32
Watch a little kid who's grown up using an iOS device. Put them in front of a computer and they try to access content by touching the screen. In a few years we might see a new generation of kids who try talking to a computer. Remember Scotty in Star Trek IV?
- 10-05-2011, 12:42 PM #33
The key to Siri becoming a worth while tech is the integration with people's regular usage (and by that i mean regularly used apps/native functionality). If they can get it to play with what we are used to in a fluid nature, Siri will become a staple point in ALL phones, not just iPhone (or at least some variant of it).
Fluid integration...Siri's life depends on it.
- 10-05-2011, 01:28 PM #34
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- 10-05-2011, 03:12 PM #38