1. durangojim#AC's Avatar
    Do you have to hold down a button every time you want to use it, or could you have your phone just sitting on your desk and you could ask it a question?
    10-11-2011 09:48 AM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    You either push the button or raise it up to your ear.
    10-11-2011 09:56 AM
  3. durangojim#AC's Avatar
    You either push the button or raise it up to your ear.
    In the promo video from apple it shows a woman asking for conversion factors while baking and then starting a timer. I don't recall seeing her do either, is there any other way to activate it that we don't know about?
    10-11-2011 10:09 AM
  4. gregorypleau's Avatar
    Siri seems to have a conversation mode where you don't have to keep pressing the button to keep things going ... I suspect it keeps listening for a bit if it's just given information. We'll know on Friday.
    10-11-2011 10:23 AM
  5. Jellotime91's Avatar
    In the promo video from apple it shows a woman asking for conversion factors while baking and then starting a timer. I don't recall seeing her do either, is there any other way to activate it that we don't know about?
    She pressed it before she asked and then set it down.

    Or she's a witch.
    10-11-2011 10:27 AM
  6. durangojim#AC's Avatar
    She pressed it before she asked and then set it down.

    Or she's a witch.
    Or maybe both.

    EDIT: Actually I just watched the video again, and it does not show her hitting the button. But perhaps you have seen the Director's cut of the vid
    Last edited by durangojim; 10-11-2011 at 10:57 AM.
    10-11-2011 10:54 AM
  7. Kylazin's Avatar
    Hey guys! Total newbie here switching from Android.

    This was my thought as well, if you have to press the button to activate Siri, it almost seems easier to just use the phone... unless I am of course baking and need to set a timer
    10-11-2011 11:16 AM
  8. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Or maybe both.

    EDIT: Actually I just watched the video again, and it does not show her hitting the button. But perhaps you have seen the Director's cut of the vid
    I know it doesn't *show* her hitting the button. When I was watching it, it was implicit to me that she had already hit the button before her sequence begins (for the sake of continuity).

    Hey guys! Total newbie here switching from Android.

    This was my thought as well, if you have to press the button to activate Siri, it almost seems easier to just use the phone... unless I am of course baking and need to set a timer
    Well, as we've just learned, you can also raise the phone to your ear to activate Siri. This seems like a much quicker, and much less embarrassing way to use Siri in public.
    10-11-2011 11:23 AM
  9. Netherscourge's Avatar
    I'd rather use a button to activate.

    I mean, what if I accidentally slip and fall on my butt and yell "OUCH, MY *** HURTS!".

    And Siri, which activates from all the jostling, replys, "There's a Drug Store 5 blocks from your location with Mineral Ice Cooling Cream for sale. You can rub that on your butt to feel better."
    10-11-2011 12:05 PM
  10. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I'd rather use a button to activate.

    I mean, what if I accidentally slip and fall on my butt and yell "OUCH, MY *** HURTS!".

    And Siri, which activates from all the jostling, replys, "There's a Drug Store 5 blocks from your location with Mineral Ice Cooling Cream for sale. You can rub that on your butt to feel better."
    It's not just motion that will activate it.

    It's probably reacting first to the motion of being lifted upward (which it can distinguish using gyro, compass, accelerometer or whatever), and then it uses the proximity sensor to see that it's up to your ear.

    This would prevent it from activating just by the prox sensor being covered, and it would also prevent it from activating just by being moved.
    10-11-2011 12:09 PM
  11. pipemilo's Avatar
    I think you have to push a button. It would be cool if it activated on his own.
    But you never now. Steve Jobs was full of surprises :')
    10-11-2011 12:13 PM
  12. CarrieMK's Avatar
    I'd rather use a button to activate.

    I mean, what if I accidentally slip and fall on my butt and yell "OUCH, MY *** HURTS!".

    And Siri, which activates from all the jostling, replys, "There's a Drug Store 5 blocks from your location with Mineral Ice Cooling Cream for sale. You can rub that on your butt to feel better."
    I really did "laugh out loud" when I read that!
    10-11-2011 12:14 PM
  13. MustangLife's Avatar
    Here is a link I found refering to tap the mic to use Siri

    Apple Unveils Siri, the iPhone 4S Voice Assistant
    10-11-2011 02:58 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD