1. DMP89145's Avatar
    I am curious about community adoption of assistants. Siri has been around for years, but I don't know many people personally that utilize it fully. Some of my friends that carry an iPhone gave up on Siri some time ago and don't engage as much, if ever. I know some people don't really like talking at the phones unless they are talking to a human, but I thought this community could offer some insight on the topic.

    So if Siri were better, would you use it more or would something else keep you away from that type of interface?
    06-11-2017 06:42 PM
  2. grover5's Avatar
    Yes I would. I used googles AI on my android phones a lot more than I use Siri. I would like to use Siri more but she is pretty bad.
    DMP89145 likes this.
    06-11-2017 07:11 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Although it’s imperfect, Siri is one of my most used features and to answer your question, I’d use it in the same manner as I do now even with improvements.
    DMP89145 and Spencerdl like this.
    06-11-2017 07:22 PM
  4. Tinkernaught's Avatar
    I currently use Siri fairly often for dictation in simple text messages and email, rarely for questions and never for commands. If Siri improved I might try to use it more often for non-dictation tasks, yes.
    DMP89145 and libra89 like this.
    06-11-2017 07:28 PM
  5. DMP89145's Avatar
    I think Siri came out with the 4S, if I'm not mistaken, so that's 2011. I remember at the time people seemed to use it more, maybe because it was new and interesting feature. About 50% of my friends carry iPhones and they don't engage the assistant as much. When I've asked, a lot say they just don't think about it.

    I see iPhone with such a head start on the competition, and I just wonder why it seems like an after thought with the people I am around. iMore has a much bigger sampling of personal usage, so maybe my friends are missing something ...
    06-11-2017 07:47 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I think Siri came out with the 4S, if I'm not mistaken, so that's 2011. I remember at the time people seemed to use it more, maybe because it was new and interesting feature. About 50% of my friends carry iPhones and they don't engage the assistant as much. When I've asked, a lot say they just don't think about it.

    I see iPhone with such a head start on the competition, and I just wonder why it seems like an after thought with the people I am around. iMore has a much bigger sampling of personal usage, so maybe my friends are missing something ...
    In addition, Siri is on multiple devices. Having said that, it’s possible that more people use Siri while driving than when they are not driving. I personally use Siri a lot, especially while driving, but I also use it often while using my iPhone. I don’t, however, use it with my iPad. It simply doesn’t dawn on me to use it whenever I’m on my iPad.
    DMP89145 and libra89 like this.
    06-11-2017 08:00 PM
  7. DMP89145's Avatar
    In addition, Siri is on multiple devices. Having said that, it’s possible that more people use Siri while driving than when they are not driving. I personally use Siri a lot, especially while driving, but I also use it often while using my iPhone. I don’t, however, use it with my iPad. It simply doesn’t dawn on me to use it whenever I’m on my iPad.
    So that's interesting... So with the HomePod set for this fall, if you were to purchase one of those do you think you'd engage more? I'm thinking you're pretty set in your routine, iPhone and driving...
    06-11-2017 08:08 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    So that's interesting... So with the HomePod set for this fall, if you were to purchase one of those do you think you'd engage more? I'm thinking you're pretty set in your routine, iPhone and driving...
    Yeah, I’m pretty set in my routine, so to speak, so I doubt I’d engage Siri more via a HomePod. I mean, I already use Siri via the TV, my iPhone and via CarPlay in specific ways. Having a HomePod wouldn’t alter my usage - at least not in a manner I can foresee at this time. Know what I mean?
    DMP89145 likes this.
    06-11-2017 08:13 PM
  9. Kilwillie's Avatar
    I'm too self-conscious to talk to my phone (as opposed to talking to someone on it) in public. I occasionally use Siri when driving. That's the most use for me.
    DMP89145 and libra89 like this.
    06-12-2017 12:05 AM
  10. alc1575's Avatar
    I use Siri all the time for writing lists, making appointments and setting reminders, starting my music, reading texts, etc. So far I haven't experienced any issues with accuracy or anything like that. I don't think I could use it more than I already do.
    Spencerdl, DMP89145 and WCraig like this.
    06-12-2017 12:45 AM
  11. taz323's Avatar
    Use siri a lot now, improvements would be a plus.
    Spencerdl and DMP89145 like this.
    06-12-2017 02:17 AM
  12. Wotchered's Avatar
    I don't use Siri at all, didn't bother to enable it. Having watched other people shouting at their phones in cars and bars I can't see any reason to raise my irritation level any higher !
    DMP89145 likes this.
    06-12-2017 09:12 AM
  13. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    I definitely would. I have a love/hate relationship with Siri. When I'm driving, and a text comes in from my husband, I love being able to say Siri, read my text. When I'm in bed, I love being able to say, Siri, turn on my alarm for 6:10 am. But when I'm out walking my dog, and she dives into a bush that I think is suspicious and as Siri what Poison Ivy looks like, I hate her response "I found this article on wikipedia about Poison Ivy, would you like me to read it to you?". I just wanted a picture. Google is much better at that sort of thing. But I'm on team Siri, and WANT Siri to be the best, so I keep on hanging in there with her/him!!!
    Spencerdl, DMP89145 and libra89 like this.
    06-12-2017 09:18 AM
  14. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I use Siri a lot, improvements would be welcomed as with anything. As I was typing, and thru my AirPods I instructed Siri to play music...music started playing. I try and keep my commands as simple as possible for Siri as well as myself...LOL
    DMP89145 likes this.
    06-12-2017 09:19 AM
  15. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I know its fun to see everyones responses, but I think it's a given if a product works well, maybe even better than its competitors ... people will use it...
    DMP89145 likes this.
    06-12-2017 09:23 AM
  16. DMP89145's Avatar
    I know its fun to see everyones responses, but I think it's a given if a product works well, maybe even better than its competitors ... people will use it...
    Indeed. Perhaps the question should've been worded a bit differently, but there are some that aren't interested in engaging an assistant regardless of how well it may work. They are uncomfortable using voice commands or whatever. Then there are some that used Siri in the beginning, that just gave up for whatever reason and their habits now don't include engaging Siri as an interface any more.
    06-12-2017 10:12 AM
  17. DMP89145's Avatar
    I don't use Siri at all, didn't bother to enable it. Having watched other people shouting at their phones in cars and bars I can't see any reason to raise my irritation level any higher !
    So for you, what irritates you about that? Is it people using voice commands or something else?
    06-12-2017 10:18 AM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    .... there are some that aren't interested in engaging an assistant regardless of how well it may work. They are uncomfortable using voice commands or whatever. .....
    Don’t forget the fact that some people simply prefer to do things the way they’ve been doing them and thus simply don’t want or need a HomePod.....
    DMP89145 and libra89 like this.
    06-12-2017 10:40 AM
  19. DMP89145's Avatar
    I definitely would. I have a love/hate relationship with Siri. When I'm driving, and a text comes in from my husband, I love being able to say Siri, read my text. When I'm in bed, I love being able to say, Siri, turn on my alarm for 6:10 am. But when I'm out walking my dog, and she dives into a bush that I think is suspicious and as Siri what Poison Ivy looks like, I hate her response "I found this article on wikipedia about Poison Ivy, would you like me to read it to you?". I just wanted a picture. Google is much better at that sort of thing. But I'm on team Siri, and WANT Siri to be the best, so I keep on hanging in there with her/him!!!
    Indeed. I believe Apple will make great strides in the near future with Siri. Your response is in the group I think is the most interesting. It's a user like you that I had in mind in the opening post. You do use Siri currently, but you'd like a more robust interface.

    Your poison ivy situation is a great example, I think. You'd like to use Siri for information and not just simple tasks.
    Last edited by DMP89145; 06-12-2017 at 04:43 PM. Reason: Syntax
    Annie_i6s and libra89 like this.
    06-12-2017 10:41 AM
  20. Wotchered's Avatar
    So for you, what irritates you about that? Is it people using voice commands or something else?
    If you read my post you will notice I used the word 'Shouting', The places I mentioned are noisy, Siri does not work well in such environments. Also there is nothing more annoying than some nitwit bellowing the same phrase over and over again. In a moving car I suggest you go outside !!
    DMP89145 likes this.
    06-12-2017 10:52 AM
  21. DMP89145's Avatar
    Don’t forget the fact that some people simply prefer to do things the way they’ve been doing them and thus simply don’t want or need a HomePod.....
    I think home speakers are great and I'm interested to see the adoption of HomePod in the fall. Hardware, specifically the iPhone, is Apple's bread and butter. IMO, change is afoot industry wide regarding user interface and how we engage technology.

    I was very happy to see the introduction of the HomePod as Apple's offering for the home speaker segment as I think it was either that or concede the space to Alexa and to some extent Google Home. I wonder, though, if people would make that purchase primarily for audio and not for another way to access Siri.
    06-12-2017 10:58 AM
  22. DMP89145's Avatar
    If you read my post you will notice I used the word 'Shouting', The places I mentioned are noisy, Siri does not work well in such environments. Also there is nothing more annoying than some nitwit bellowing the same phrase over and over again. In a moving car I suggest you go outside !!
    I see. More the end user than the interface itself.
    06-12-2017 11:00 AM
  23. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I think home speakers are great and I'm interested to see the adoption of HomePod in the fall. Hardware, specifically the iPhone, is Apple's bread and butter. IMO, change is afoot industry wide regarding user interface and how we engage technology.

    I was very happy to see the introduction of the HomePod as Apple's offering for the home speaker segment as I think it was either that or concede the space to Alexa and to some extent Google Home. I wonder, though, if people would make that purchase primarily for audio and not for another way to access Siri.
    I have no doubt that it’ll catch on and be a big hit for Apple. I may even get one at some point, but for now, I don’t have an interest in it, but I’m excited for those who do.
    DMP89145 likes this.
    06-12-2017 11:02 AM
  24. Tinkernaught's Avatar
    ... But when I'm out walking my dog, and she dives into a bush that I think is suspicious and as Siri what Poison Ivy looks like, I hate her response "I found this article on wikipedia about Poison Ivy, would you like me to read it to you?". I just wanted a picture. Google is much better at that sort of thing. But I'm on team Siri, and WANT Siri to be the best, so I keep on hanging in there with her/him!!!
    I was curious so just now I asked Siri "What does poison ivy look like?" Yup, Wikipedia suggestion... for the SUPERVILLIAN "Poison Ivy". Nothing about the plant!
    libra89 likes this.
    06-12-2017 11:12 AM
  25. Wotchered's Avatar
    I see. More the end user than the interface itself.
    You have it, just adds to the mindless, thoughtless babble that is more and more a part of everyday life. At least most of us can type under our breath. Siri just does not appear to work very well.
    06-12-2017 11:16 AM
43 12

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-11-2017, 08:50 AM
  2. How to crush it in Splatoon 2 even if you haven't played the original
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-10-2017, 03:10 PM
  3. Can you change the voice of Siri?
    By MCGehbauer in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-10-2017, 02:54 PM
  4. Apple's new Podcast app, feeds, and analytics: What you need to know
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-10-2017, 02:50 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD