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"Siri, Upgrade My Phone" [Oct. 14th, 2011|12:51 pm]
Preordered iPhone 4Ss. (Is that how you pluralize it?) My wife and I have regular gen 3 phones so it's time for an upgrade. We should get our phones... sometime next month. Backordered but better than standing in line. Because I know I'd not pick the trendy Woz line anyway.

One of the new features on the 4S is Siri, the voice-recognition assistant. This actually seems to be a potentially cool feature. (Plus you can also dictate documents, which has it's own potential for a writer on a long commute.)

Most impressively, it seems Apple engineers invested at least some time in giving Siri a sense of humor! Check it out.

[User Picture]From: rcking
2011-10-14 09:46 pm (UTC)
I love that last link. Siri will be talking like GLaDoS in no time.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2011-10-15 03:56 am (UTC)
Now THAT would be a killer mod... (Maybe in more ways than one!)
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[User Picture]From: loranskunky
2011-10-15 04:51 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: pippinbear
2011-10-15 12:48 am (UTC)
Aha, they've done well. I thought I recognised the format of this one: it's from Wolfram Alpha!

Oh, now this just shows someone had too much spare time on their hands :>
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[User Picture]From: pyrate_queen
2011-10-15 01:03 am (UTC)
I also preordered the 4s in order to upgrade my 3. I ordered last weekend and it's out about a month too. I am fine with just waiting for it to show up at my house, as I do not need it immediately. I am excited to upgrade though!
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[User Picture]From: harvardheinous
2011-10-15 01:19 am (UTC)
Your only mistake was waiting so long to place your order!
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[User Picture]From: rustitobuck
2011-10-17 05:02 am (UTC)
Strangely enough, I didn't preorder. Didn't know if I had the money, but decided it was time anyway. Site said 1-2 weeks of waiting.

Called the closest store on Saturday evening, and they still had iPhones in stock. Drove over, and waited in a line behind five other people, one of whom was my dentist. Got the model I wanted. It was pretty quick.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2011-10-17 04:10 pm (UTC)
Trouble is, because of my location and the store's location, it's a 70 minute drive and ferry ride to get there. Just decided to deal with the delayed gratification. Ah well.
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