Originally Posted by hellonwheelz
The anti apple crowd is making an argument just to argue.
I'm no Apple fanatic (My only Apple device is a heavily modified 160gb iPod classic - now 256gb, and with a better output stage, and custom software) This isn't to say I haven't used Apple products in the past, or that they are inferior, they just aren't suitable for my needs. I know, its just like Windows vs Linux for some people, if you really want to, and you take your time, Linux can do everything you want. So can Windows, and similarly with OSX. Personally, I find that Linux has more of the features readily available that I use out of the 'box.'
The common misunderstanding in this thread can be summarized like so:
1.) There was a "beta" version of Siri available for free on the App store. (It is NOT
the same as the iPhone 4s Siri.
2.) Someone managed to modify the iPhone 4s software including siri to work on the iPhone 4 (NOT USING THE APP STORE VERSION)
3.) Apple discontinued the APP store version of Siri probably to increase sales, and avoid misjudgment of the final Siri product by confusing it with the developmental version - all in one swoop.
The problem is everyone is packaging these 3 separate things into one event. Everyone is assuming the Siri from the APP store is the same as the Siri thats on the 4s and that the App store version was modified to work just the same as the 4s version on the iPhone 4 (or something along those lines) and that they are identical pieces of software. This is wrong. Furthermore people are assuming (and rightfully so) that Apple is discontinuing support for the APP store version of Siri purely for profitable reasons (not unlikely).
All of that said: I still don't like Apple as a company, and I don't like iOS or Mac OSX, and Steve Jobs was a wacko.
Originally Posted by hellonwheelz
Apple is not a charity, yet they take care of their customers better than every other computer and phone company. Proof? look at every independent survey of customer satisfaction. JD power, Consumer Reports, etc.
I completely and utterly disagree with this. Yes, yes I know you said to look at customer satisfaction surveys. The question is how biased are the results of those surveys, MANY Apple customers [NOTE: NOT ALL.] are simply mindless drones of the Mac lifestyle and will only sing the praises of the product they own and never speak of any of the minor inconveniences they encounter since it might damage the product image. (See: iPhone 4 Antenna-gate, initial OSX release crashes, lack of memory in desktop computers until recent years, poor storage configuration in the high end workstation field until recent years) Yet all of those products, even given their small flaws got rave reviews, mostly due to mindless fandom. On the other hand, we have products like the Droid Bionic. This device was overhyped to begin with, and Motorola fanboys and Android fanatics couldn't WAIT to get their hands on it. And once they did, even the SMALLEST issues were reported and deducted at least 1 star from the rating. And now, even though Motorola is communicating (something Apple rarely does) about planned fixes for the device, customers are outraged at the proposed timeline. (even though they basically completely redesigned the phone 2 months before release and crammed as many features in as possible to get it out the door 'on time')
If you're on Apples side of the fence, there is no timeline - you are holding it wrong.