1. Timhewitt's Avatar
    Language support will evolve. It's just a dictionary. Be patient and be sure to request support from Apple for your desired language.
    10-05-2011 08:58 AM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Siri is great but there is one little problem.
    What about non english-german-french speaking world? What about small countries with "small" languages? No Siri for you!
    I just want to say that it's not same iPhone for few countries and rest of the world.

    Why to upgrade then? To get better camera?

    Does anybody know will it be possible to use Siri in English in some other country or it won't be available at all?
    Other language support will come...the initial version is a Beta, as pointed out in the keynote.
    10-05-2011 10:01 AM
  3. DrewBear's Avatar
    Ok really? Engadget is not pro-Apple? That's hilarious. Please point me to a review where they've ever said the iPhone is anything but the best phone on the market.

    And is 'Topolsky' Joshua Topolsky? Did he leave Engadget? Anyway that guy has never said anything negative about Apple that I've seen, and I used to watch their Engadget show religiously and follow Engadget like a lemming.

    I am not at all contesting what they are saying, and I'm betting it's true, but I just think it's funny that you'd say neither of them are big Apple fans... As far as journalism goes, they are the biggest Apple fans around.
    Yes, Josh and a few others left Engadget to start a new venture they temporarily named thisismynext. It's going to morph into The Verge soon.

    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 11:03 AM
  4. KCook3's Avatar
    Will Siri work with other apps? Like my delta (airline) app or local news app, fuel finder app things like that?

    KC
    10-05-2011 11:19 AM
  5. DrewBear's Avatar
    Will Siri work with other apps? Like my delta (airline) app or local news app, fuel finder app things like that?
    Probably not. This is still in beta, which Apple doesn't usually insert into a shipping product. I'm guessing they want to make sure it works well in limited functions before deploying it more widely. We'll know how possible that will be once the reviewers give us more details in a few days.

    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 12:45 PM
  6. fspilot1971's Avatar
    I think it's one of those features you use for the first month and then forget about it.
    10-05-2011 01:13 PM
  7. DrewBear's Avatar
    I think it's one of those features you use for the first month and then forget about it.
    We still have to see just how well it works. I think some people will use it all the time, while others not at all. But if this develops the way I think it will, we are seeing a major shift in how we interact with computers. Keyboard, mouse, fingers, voice.

    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 01:31 PM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    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 01:42 PM
  9. Itsfoxy's Avatar
    I know Siri will translate text messages, but can we actually have it type one out for us to send. I can't seem to find any info on this.
    10-05-2011 02:28 PM
  10. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I know Siri will translate text messages, but can we actually have it type one out for us to send. I can't seem to find any info on this.
    Yup! If you watch the keynote...he actually demonstrates a text reply using Siri, and it was very fluid.
    10-05-2011 02:31 PM
  11. DrewBear's Avatar
    10-05-2011 02:36 PM
  12. Itsfoxy's Avatar
    Haha...I guess I didn't look hard enough. But oh man...I wish I could get a new one. I'd love to have this. Especially since texting while driving is illegal here.
    10-05-2011 02:40 PM
  13. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Haha...I guess I didn't look hard enough. But oh man...I wish I could get a new one. I'd love to have this. Especially since texting while driving is illegal here.
    Yes! And also for people who walk a lot or exercise it would be really convenient to use the headset to reply rather than taking the phone out.
    10-05-2011 04:12 PM
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