Originally Posted by doomlord52
I want an honest answer here: Who has EVER used voice commands on anything, let alone their phone?
My phone apparently has voice commands, but I dont care to use them. I can use menus faster than I can talk, and with more accuracy (and silently). I actually uninstalled the voice-control stuff.
I haven't in the past, because they've all been crap (even the current system I have on the 3GS). I'd love a GOOD voice command system though, so I hope Apple brought their usual to the table.
I would find a good system very useful. Calling people while in the car without having to look at my phone, for one thing. But having information that much more "on the fly" would be handy too. My wife and I will often be talking, and think of something that neither of us knows the answer to. Instead of opening up a web browser on my phone, and typing in the query, which takes 10-20 seconds, I can simply ask Siri the question, and get an answer. I am very excited about that feature, actually.
I almost died laughing at the ancient examples you brought up. Completely irrelevant to what they are releasing today.