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  • With iOS 7, Siri Doesn't Appear to be in Beta Anymore


    Apple originally introduced Siri with the launch of the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 in November of 2011. Siri has been in beta since that launch, but as 9to5Mac notes, that appears to have officially changed with iOS 7, as Apple appears to have edited their Web site to remove the "beta" indicator from Siri.

    iOS 7 doesnít only give Siri a sleek new interface with crisp new sounds and better features, but Siriís voice is so much more fluent. Getting voice-based software to not only comprehend you very accurately, but also to speak like just like you do, is a very difficult and impressive task to achieve.

    Siri has gained some really useful new features, like the ability to search the Web for you automatically with picture results and Web results. In addition, iOS in the car is expected to be very popular, as more car manufacturers are expected to add support in coming years.

    Siri is available on the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPod touch 5G, iPad with retina display, and iPad Mini. While Apple doesn't seem to have an interest in adding the feature to older iOS devices, it does look like every future iOS device will support the feature.

    For those interested in grabbing iOS 7, it will be available to download on September 18th (this coming Wednesday).

    Sources: 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: With iOS 7, Siri Doesn't Appear to be in Beta Anymore started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. ThuD Muffin's Avatar
      ThuD Muffin -
      Interesting! I forgot Siri was in beta. I think we can all agree it has matured so much since its original release two years ago.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThuD Muffin View Post
      Interesting! I forgot Siri was in beta. I think we can all agree it has matured so much since its original release two years ago.
      I agree, it has come a very long way. It's really fun to use now.
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThuD Muffin View Post
      Interesting! I forgot Siri was in beta. I think we can all agree it has matured so much since its original release two years ago.
      +1
    1. Feanor64's Avatar
      Feanor64 -
      It's a waste of time nothing but a novelty...
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by Feanor64 View Post
      It's a waste of time nothing but a novelty...
      Depends on the user! I use Siri often therefore i don't see as a novelty and very useful. Set reminders and appointments, friends ask where a business is? just ask Siri and pull up the info and share the location/directions with my friends or family.

      Same goes with apps. Some apps are blah and boring and others are awesome and offer alot of benefits depending on how many or how much of the API's that Apple has and what the developers integrate into there apps.
    1. Sage I's Avatar
      Sage I -
      Looking forward to putting her to work for me... Never tried her out yet... Soon I shall see what she can do... That was a long time to be in beta...
    1. Feanor64's Avatar
      Feanor64 -
      If a person needs to talk to a cellphone to carry out daily tasks something is wrong. It's just a sign of laziness. Shortcuts. Especially with kids. Taught to rely on a machine. It's sad. My grandpa would have throwed it outta the dam window.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Feanor64 View Post
      It's just a sign of laziness. Shortcuts.
      How come?

      With time, things just become less cumbersome to use. I don't think there's anything wrong with the way technology advances.

      The early stages of things are just rocky and require lots of steps to use. Over time, people just figure out how to do the same thing in fewer steps. And it's not always about laziness, but sometimes about being able to do more in a short period of time because of the shorter amount of time required to carry out a task.
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by Feanor64 View Post
      If a person needs to talk to a cellphone to carry out daily tasks something is wrong. It's just a sign of laziness. Shortcuts. Especially with kids. Taught to rely on a machine. It's sad. My grandpa would have throwed it outta the dam window.
      So if i call to talk to my sister that's being lazy rather than typing/texting her then?

      Same can be said to for even having a cellphone. Why do you have a cellphone? To damn lazy to wait till you get home to make a phone call to a family member or friend?
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThuD Muffin View Post
      Interesting! I forgot Siri was in beta. I think we can all agree it has matured so much since its original release two years ago.
      It's still way behind Google Now's voice app for usefulness, speed, and accuracy, and I doubt ios 7 will change that.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by buggsy2 View Post
      It's still way behind Google Now's voice app for usefulness, speed, and accuracy, and I doubt ios 7 will change that.
      You would be surprised... It was very slow when it came out, I hated using it on my 4s, but iOS 7 Siri is very fast and accurate, even on 3G Siri is fast on my
      4s
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      You would be surprised... It was very slow when it came out, I hated using it on my 4s, but iOS 7 Siri is very fast and accurate, even on 3G Siri is fast on my
      4s
      Well ok I hope I am surprised. It will be a while though as I won't try iOS 7 until there's a jailbreak.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by buggsy2 View Post
      Well ok I hope I am surprised.
      Oh yeah... doesn't even sound like Siri anymore.

      So much more sleek in iOS 7.
    1. Rcworship's Avatar
      Rcworship -
      And what's more, there are so many other reasons to use Siri yet unmentioned. One of the most important uses for me is the ability to set a reminder while driving home. My commute is about 90 minutes, plenty of time to forget something. And this keeps my fingers free and eyes on the road. Sounds more strategic than lazy to me.
    1. Dewdad157's Avatar
      Dewdad157 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThuD Muffin View Post
      Interesting! I forgot Siri was in beta. I think we can all agree it has matured so much since its original release two years ago.
      I don't agree. Siri still hates me and doesn't play nice with me. Even using the Grandmaster iOS7 on my iPhone 5 and iPad 4 hasn't changed the way it interacts to me. I have hated Siri ever since I got an iPhone that had it. I only use it to open the occasional and set my reminders and alarms because texting with it is a joke. I've never met anyone that used it for texting because it's so far off if it's not in a semi quiet room.

      I hope you like Siri, or rather, it likes you because I've had nothing but a horrible experience since day one.
    1. Colwood's Avatar
      Colwood -
      Siri voice recognition has always understood me fluently and absolutely clearly this current message I am speaking with Siri and I am pretty sure it's going to come out just as I spoke it anyways iOS 7 should be even better.

      Not a single flaw
    1. BUcLAo69's Avatar
      BUcLAo69 -
      Hmmm... That's something new to me. I didn't even know Siri was in beta all these times since they first release it a couple years back. But, anyways, I hardly use Siri and I'm pretty sure it's very helpful to some peeps who use Siri regularly.....
    1. Nuff Said's Avatar
      Nuff Said -
      What exactly does this mean for consumers?
    1. DALFE5's Avatar
      DALFE5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Feanor64 View Post
      If a person needs to talk to a cellphone to carry out daily tasks something is wrong. It's just a sign of laziness. Shortcuts. Especially with kids. Taught to rely on a machine. It's sad. My grandpa would have throwed it outta the dam window.
      Bet your grandpa felt same way about cell phones when they came out. (input using Siri)
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nuff Said View Post
      What exactly does this mean for consumers?
      Just that the end product is improving.