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Everyone loves the 4S because of Siri; Hear what it's all about from the CTO and co-founder
What has driven scores of people from around the world to stand in line for Apple's latest phone - the iPhone 4S? By the looks of it, what's got people talking is Siri. It doesn't hurt that Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal and AllThingsD wrote a raving piece about it. "The standout feature, not available in other iPhones, or in any other phone I’ve seen, is Siri," wrote Mossberg.
While I haven't checked out the iPhone 4S, I was fortunate enough to know Siri way back when it launched out of stealth mode. Here's what I said:
"Siri, which recently came out of stealth mode, is a virtual assitant on the iPhone. Sure, it's not super sophisticated to be able to organize your child's birthday party. But it's the closest thing to a real assistant that you can talk to that I've ever seen.
The free iPhone app, which applies speech-to-text and text-to-intent technology to Web services, such as Yelp, OpenTable, ticket reservation systems, Google Maps, etc., helps consumers get tasks done. It will be available in private beta to a select few (tens of thousands) in August."
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