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Originally Posted by Riou View Post
Watch every Apple iPhone 4s commercial and review. All they talk about is Siri.
*puts on flak jacket and flame suit*

Siri is the most comprehensible and obvious upgrade that the 4S sports, so of course that's what they're going to massively advertise.

*Puts on more protective gear*

People buying iPhones [disregard those who frequent OCN, TPU, Anand etc for arguments sake] don't quite care that the camera is rebuilt and there's now a Dual Core A5 with better performance. That just doesn't translate. People typically prefer the "It's simple and works"... complicating it with system specifications would just unleash hell's fury against Android phones which always sport higher frequency CPU's and more RAM. Yeah they're different OS's but people won't correlate the two instantly.

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Does is require 3G or Wi-fi Connection for all tasks?
Yes.
All tasks.
Which is why it kind of sucks.
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post #53 of 151
This is Apple. We all knew something like this was bound to happen.
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post #54 of 151
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True, Apple's Thread Manager provides user-level threading?

User-level threading makes more sense on Apple devices with defined hardware than on Android's more diverse/fragmented market.
Apple provides tools for both kernel and user-level threading AFAIK. The former is definitely the better path (if done right).
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May I just point out that on the Android side of things you may be forced to buy a new device if you want the latest OS for your device. I know it's not done for profit like this but it happens on both sides of the fence. Not defending or attacking either side before the flame war ensues.
 
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post #56 of 151
Oh apple, you sly dog you.
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post #57 of 151
I knew it all along, and some people just don't listen.
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The two are completely different. While it sure sucks for users that made use of the original Siri app, from a "keeping it clear for the customer" perspective, the old one had to go.

I'm sure some will feign outrage over this nonetheless.
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There's no need to try and label me a fanboy. From a business perspective, does it make sense to leave two versions of Siri available for users? No, it doesn't in anyway shape or form. How is that possibly disagreeable?

Don't attempt to insult my intelligence because I don't drink the Android koolaid on OCN.

Common sense...try it out sometime.
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Originally Posted by hellonwheelz View Post
You're pissed then. Hope for a jailbreak and pirate siri.

I think you could sell your iphone 4 and upgrade that way, tho. Apple did you a favor by continuing to sell the ip4, in that it will get all the updates and have a high resale value.
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Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post
How is Apple doing him a favor by robbing him of the ability to use an App that can run on his phone? You're suggesting for him jailbreak it AND pirate Siri, and sell his phone, in order to upgrade to 4S. Shouldn't Apple just provide it in IOS 5?
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Originally Posted by steelbom View Post
Whether they want it off the App Store so that it doesn't confuse people, give Siri on the 4S a bad rap, because it's inferior, or simply because they want to encourage 4S sales... it's their prerogative and not really unreasonable.

You know as well as I do that at least half of all iPhone and iPad users (I exaggerate a little) would download the Siri (or whatever you renamed it to) app on the App Store to test it out, and they're going to think in some way it represents or is an idea of how well Siri will work on the 4S.

Whether they are uneducated users (which there will be many of) who think it's the exact same on the 4S, or somewhat educated users (which there will also be many of) who think it'll be similar but a bit better, they won't walk away impressed and it's human nature to assume that's how it's going to work on the 4S or maybe just "a bit better".

We're talking problems with the App Store version like slowness, inaccuracy, bad with background noise, etc., etc., things the Siri on 4S aren't supposed to suffer from.
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Well, because even the iPhone 4 isn't powerful enough to run it (or at least not well enough). That's based on what I've read about the GPU core(s) being used by Siri for tasks such as filtering out background noise, breaking down speech into incredibly small amounts of data, etc.

It doesn't seem like we're going to convince each other. You know full well I believe anything without the A5 isn't powerful enough, and I know full well you believe even the 3GS or 4 should be able to run it. So, let's wait and see.

I don't really think you are a fanboy, and I don't usually call anyone a fanboy anyway. It's a pointless point to make (most of the time). Haha.
Sometimes, blindly defending Apple makes you look foolish.
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Know whats also funny? The iPhone 4S CPU is only a 700mhz Dualcore, lol.
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Know whats also funny? The iPhone 4S CPU is only a 700mhz Dualcore, lol.
I thought it was 800 MHZ?
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