All this talk about Siri. Apple wasn't first to the voice assistant game, but if Siri hadn't been released Google Now would never have been developed. Don't believe me? This is what Andy Rubin, former head of Android development said when Siri was announced:

“I don’t believe that your phone should be an assistant. [...] Your phone is a tool for communicating. You shouldn’t be communicating with the phone; you should be communicating with somebody on the other side of the phone.”