iPhone 4S Users Hardly Use Assistant Siri, Reports Say

By Ashok Bindra March 27, 2012

Citing a forthcoming survey of 482 Apple iPhone 4S users by research firm Parks Associates, Wall Street Journal reported that 4S users use voice assistant Siri in a limited way.

As a result, Parks’ survey suggests Siri has not created any revolution in the market. In fact, the WSJ report stated Siri usage reflects how people use their phones more generally, according to Business Insider.

Launched last October with the introduction of iPhone 4S, Siri is an intelligent feature that can perform a variety of voice activated services, ranging from making phone calls to scheduling meetings. It is now an integral part of iOS5 and is available only on the iPhone 4S.

Business Insider reporter Jay Yarow surfed through Parks data presented in the WSJ report, and presented some interesting facts on its Web site.

As per Business Insider report, 87 percent of iPhone 4S owners use at least one Siri feature per month. 33 percent of users employ Siri to make phone calls, send texts or look up information every day. In addition, about 26 percent say they send an email with Siri daily.

Likewise, 32 percent of users have never played music using Siri and 35 percent have never scheduled a meeting using Siri.

Similarly, wrote Yarow, 55 percent of those surveyed were happy with Siri and 9 percent were disappointed.

Media reports indicate that Apple is not interested in extending Siri services to older iPhone models. One major issue with Siri is that it has a hard time understanding accents.




Edited by Braden Becker

TechZone360 Contributor

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

Why Blockchain Could Be a Gamechanger

By: Paula Bernier    1/22/2018

Blockchain has become closely associated with the controversial topic of cryptocurrency. And that's fine because blockchain is an enabling technology …

Read More

Consumer Privacy in the Digital Era: Three Trends to Watch

By: Special Guest    1/18/2018

Digital advertising has exploded in recent years, with the latest eMarketer data forecasting $83 billion in revenue this year and continued growth on …

Read More

CES 2018: Terabit Fiber - Closer Than We Think

By: Doug Mohney    1/17/2018

One of the biggest challenges for 5G and last mile 10 Gig deployments is not raw data speeds, but middle mile and core networks. The wireless industry…

Read More

10 Benefits of Drone-Based Asset Inspections

By: Frank Segarra    1/15/2018

Although a new and emerging technology, (which is still evolving), in early 2018, most companies are not aware of the possible benefits they can achie…

Read More

VR Could Change Entertainment Forever

By: Special Guest    1/11/2018

VR could change everything from how we play video games to how we interact with our friends and family. VR has the power to change how we consume all …

Read More