1. curtisclone's Avatar
    Siri is awesome, but what are some capabilities she lacks? What would you love for her to do for you that she doesn't do for you already? Do you think more capabilities will come after crawling out of Beta? Please keep answers serious! Then pepper in a joke or two

    ~Curtisclone
    10-21-2011 12:09 AM
  2. verwon's Avatar
    Siri didn't make me any damn coffee this morning!


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
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    10-21-2011 12:18 AM
  3. MustangLife's Avatar
    For me Siri does this....

    Siri will tell me whatever about the weather, from what will the temp be at 6am tomorrow, to is it going to rain. So weather is covered.

    Siri will set, erase, edit all alarms. So alarms are covered.

    Siri will set reminders and calendar events, etc. So Reminders, Calendars, etc are covered.

    Siri will read all specific stocks and tell you by voice. So stocks are covered.

    Siri will send all texts from speech and read unread text messages. So texting is covered.

    Siri will play whatever from your ipod/Music. So music is covered.

    Siri will give directions by your speech to where you want without issues. So directions,maps are covered

    Siri will dial all calls, from names, nicknames, relationships, or by saying the numbers. So phone calls are covered.

    Siri will set a timer for you. So timers are set.

    Siri will give you useless cooking information, how many quarts in a gallon, etc, stuff girls will use. So thats covered.

    So what is Siri lacking that isn't aleady covered that you are looking for. I did have to talk to Siri so it can adapt to my accent, speech patterns, etc to make it more accurate. Probaly a 95% accuracy for me on all words now.
    10-21-2011 12:20 AM
  4. zee921's Avatar
    Turn on/off Bluetooth.
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    10-21-2011 12:53 AM
  5. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Turn on/off Bluetooth.
    Honestly this is something Apple really needs to work on, quick access to settings.

    It would be really nice to have a brightness toggle instead of volume in the multitasking tray as well. Its so damn convenient on the iPad.

    Also, for people who use the subway, it would be nice to have quick access to airplane mode so the phone isn't wasting battery constantly looking for signal for 45 minutes.
    10-21-2011 01:01 AM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Burnt Orange...hits the nail on the head. That is DEFINITELY one of my major desires from Siri.

    A few of my own...

    - Language translator
    - Recognition of commands in regards to syncing
    - Multi-Tasking "Clean Up" (IE: a command to shut down running processes)
    - Usage statistics on demand

    ...im sure a few more will come to me, but those are some i could think of off the top of my head.

    One thing i found it that it CAN do that is awesome (in regards to the iPod) is that you can ask Siri to shuffle a specific playlist, and it works flawlessly, you can actually instruct her to shuffle the playlist and repeat, and it will just continually shuffle and repeat the playlist over and over again until you stop the process. Im sure that is a basic function, but driving home yesterday, i was bored and tried it and it made me smile...
    10-21-2011 07:20 AM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Also...MustangLife...considering the context of the thread, was it really necessary to simply list all the things Siri can do?
    10-21-2011 07:21 AM
  8. leharris22's Avatar
    For me Siri does this....

    Siri will tell me whatever about the weather, from what will the temp be at 6am tomorrow, to is it going to rain. So weather is covered.

    Siri will set, erase, edit all alarms. So alarms are covered.

    Siri will set reminders and calendar events, etc. So Reminders, Calendars, etc are covered.

    Siri will read all specific stocks and tell you by voice. So stocks are covered.

    Siri will send all texts from speech and read unread text messages. So texting is covered.

    Siri will play whatever from your ipod/Music. So music is covered.

    Siri will give directions by your speech to where you want without issues. So directions,maps are covered

    Siri will dial all calls, from names, nicknames, relationships, or by saying the numbers. So phone calls are covered.

    Siri will set a timer for you. So timers are set.

    Siri will give you useless cooking information, how many quarts in a gallon, etc, stuff girls will use. So thats covered.

    So what is Siri lacking that isn't aleady covered that you are looking for. I did have to talk to Siri so it can adapt to my accent, speech patterns, etc to make it more accurate. Probaly a 95% accuracy for me on all words now.
    Wow. That is stunning. It really is an assistant, isn't it? Maybe the iPhone will be my next device Whatever it will be will have to be 4G capable. Either way, this Siri sounds amazing.
    10-21-2011 07:24 AM
  9. curtisclone's Avatar
    I'd like it to be able to launch apps upon request and have it update my status, like it can with emails only in Facebook and Twitter.
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    10-21-2011 08:07 AM
  10. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'd like it to be able to launch apps upon request and have it update my status, like it can with emails only in Facebook and Twitter.
    Honestly...any participation with 3rd party apps would be nice.
    10-21-2011 08:19 AM
  11. wdfly's Avatar
    i wish she could read me the email that i just received. "you have more that 25 emails"
    10-21-2011 08:46 AM
  12. tizocman's Avatar
    she does EVERYTHING

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    10-21-2011 08:52 AM
  13. Jimbos Jumbos's Avatar
    i wish she could read me the email that i just received. "you have more that 25 emails"
    This is what I was going to say.

    But it seems like Siri is being sarcastic when I ask her to read them

    "Jim, you have over 25 emails, I can not read them"

    I still want to be able to change her voice.

    Would love it if she could jailbreak my phone.
    10-21-2011 08:53 AM
  14. patricksmangan's Avatar
    She pulls up some results for you without reading them. When she does, can you say "read it" and she will?

    Turn by turn navigation.
    10-21-2011 09:46 AM
  15. ktaylor17815's Avatar
    She pulls up some results for you without reading them. When she does, can you say "read it" and she will?

    Turn by turn navigation.
    I just tried and she replies with "Sorry (name), I can only read text messages."
    10-21-2011 10:13 AM
  16. Joshua Shorter's Avatar
    For me Siri does this....

    Siri will tell me whatever about the weather, from what will the temp be at 6am tomorrow, to is it going to rain. So weather is covered.

    Siri will set, erase, edit all alarms. So alarms are covered.

    Siri will set reminders and calendar events, etc. So Reminders, Calendars, etc are covered.

    Siri will read all specific stocks and tell you by voice. So stocks are covered.

    Siri will send all texts from speech and read unread text messages. So texting is covered.

    Siri will play whatever from your ipod/Music. So music is covered.

    Siri will give directions by your speech to where you want without issues. So directions,maps are covered

    Siri will dial all calls, from names, nicknames, relationships, or by saying the numbers. So phone calls are covered.

    Siri will set a timer for you. So timers are set.

    Siri will give you useless cooking information, how many quarts in a gallon, etc, stuff girls will use. So thats covered.

    So what is Siri lacking that isn't aleady covered that you are looking for. I did have to talk to Siri so it can adapt to my accent, speech patterns, etc to make it more accurate. Probaly a 95% accuracy for me on all words now.
    If I have one complaint, and it is very MINOR, it is that she seems to have a problem editing. If I schedule an appointment and I need to edit the title, I feel like I have to cancel the whole thing and start over instead of just editing the title.
    10-21-2011 10:25 AM
  17. cjvitek's Avatar
    I would like actual location based reminders - not based on addresses but based on GPS locations.

    Or at least the ability to define a current GPS location as something, which can then be used in location based reminders.

    Chris
    10-21-2011 10:34 AM
  18. KCook3's Avatar
    Honestly...any participation with 3rd party apps would be nice.
    I agree with this, I hope they add this down the road!!

    KC
    10-21-2011 11:09 AM
  19. Nanci's Avatar
    I would like Siri to be able to change settings- turn on airplane mode, etc. I would like GPS-based location reminders. Yesterday I wanted Siri to remind me to do something when I got out to my truck in a ramp, but the ramp doesn't have a physical address that I can discover, so I tried a near-by building, but it didn't work. Launch third party apps. I read that Remember The Milk is enabling Siri support, but it's expensive, IMO, in the first place and Reminders from iOS5 works just as well with synching all one's reminders across all devices.
    10-21-2011 11:17 AM
  20. dlcrouch's Avatar
    Like this "Find me a flight from houston to kansas city on Dec 11 2011"

    reply "I can't help you with that" or some such reply.

    I was going to post a screen shot,but now i get that darn "trouble connecting to the network message"

    DAMN YOU ATT!!!
    10-21-2011 11:34 AM
  21. mysimba97's Avatar
    I'd love to see turn-by-turn navigation.

    I'd also like to be able to change Siri's voice. Heck, Apple could create an in app purchase for it and I'd buy it...
    Last edited by royalbott; 10-21-2011 at 11:40 AM.
    10-21-2011 11:36 AM
  22. Ipilot4s's Avatar
    For UK users we are stuck with a male Siri... why isn't there the option to change to female?
    Also it needs the ability to learn words, I don't see how it's supposed to learn as any mistakes it makes with what I say can only be rectified by either cancelling or manually editing which isn't inputting any kind of change to the way Siri interprets what you are saying.
    10-21-2011 11:43 AM
  23. E Pow's Avatar
    I would love for her to open up apps for me. For example...........
    Siri: How can I help you
    ME: Open up ESPN, or Yahoo fantasy Football app, or Twitter, etc...

    That would be nice. I'm sure further down the road that could be an option with updates.
    10-21-2011 11:44 AM
  24. Ipilot4s's Avatar
    Also if you are driving and want Siri to do anything like a send a text or read one it would be handy for it to allow for hands free activation.
    A code word or phrase could be used to activate Siri and could be turned off/on at any time therefore allowing us to have the functionality on when we are in a place or position where it would be needed.
    10-21-2011 11:48 AM
  25. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I would love for her to open up apps for me. For example...........
    Siri: How can I help you
    ME: Open up ESPN, or Yahoo fantasy Football app, or Twitter, etc...

    That would be nice. I'm sure further down the road that could be an option with updates.
    This brings me to another desire i have of Siri...real time sports scores...i'd love to hit the button and ask "What is the score between Georgia Tech and Miami?" or "Who is winning the Georgia Tech football game?" and her access via google or whatever and come back quickly with an update...

    Or even better...a nice scrolling ESPN ticker on the notification screen. (i can honestly see this coming very soon now that i think about it).
    phillies20, iquinn and mysimba97 like this.
    10-21-2011 11:48 AM
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