The iPhone 5 may be on hold for now, but Apple isn’t exactly letting its fans out cold. In fact, it has given them a new toy to play with until the much-anticipated fifth generation of the best-selling smartphones. The iPhone 4s is currently available and loaded with a full set of features that will keep the user busy for now. One of the most interesting features on the menu is Siri. In this article, we’ll take a look at Siri and give people an idea of what they can expect.
What is Siri?
Siri is a software application built into Apple’s iOS operating system that allows users to control various actions with their voice commands. For example, you can use it to get directions, check the weather for the day, and even send email messages to clients. Activating the Siri program is as easy as holding down the handset’s “Home” button, which is similar to the process of activating the voice control feature on the iPhone 4. From there, you simply speak to the device and let the app work its magic. Reviews show Siri to be very accurate, although if it can’t understand your request, it will continue to work with you until it gets it right.
Hassle Free Text Communication
The beauty of Siri lies in its ability to do anything on your phone with a simple voice command. This includes sending text messages, a very common practice among people who are on the go. We see this as a luxury that comes in handy when you’re on the go or in other situations where engaging in hand-held text communication isn’t an option. When the moment calls for it, Siri will let you have entire text-based conversations without putting a finger on the handset.
The Easy Way to Stay on Top of Promises
One of the best things about Siri is how it works seamlessly with other features on the iPhone. Two perfect examples are the address book and calendar apps you have on your phone. Having easy access to data in these apps, Siri can easily keep you updated on any appointments you have, and schedule new ones with a simple command of your voice. It’s safe to say that there’s no more excuses for missing another appointment.
Voice Recognition Evolution
Speech-to-text and voice recognition technology as a whole has come a long way, and Siri is perfect proof of that evolution. Third-party dictation apps for phones have been on the market for a while now, but Siri marks the first time any device has had such functionality baked into its core at the OS level. Depending on the response to the iPhone 4s, Apple may have found something its competitors want to follow, and savvy people use on a regular basis.