Siri Might not be a Gimmick

March 10th, 2012

Going from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S didn’t seem like that big an upgrade. Though I went from Black to White, it still felt like an iPhone 4. Until I started using it.

The first thing that felt different was its speed increase in opening and using applications. Browsing is faster, opening your text messages feels faster. So all in all you feel a little more productive looking at the updated scores for your sport of choice.

But the thing that really struck me was how nice it is to use Siri for some simple tasks. The feature of setting reminders became really useful when making a pizza tonight. I asked Siri to set different timers and to remind me to take out the dough when I got home.

It’s wonderful and useful.