By Anton D. Nagy | January 3, 2012 9:45 AM
There’s a saying here, where I come from, that goes like this: “every wonder lasts for three days”. Siri on the iPhone 4S is a great way to get things done, show off and even have fun but, beyond the novelty, is it really something you use on a daily basis?
I remember my first week with the iPhone 4S, just a little after the phone was launched: I was all about Siri, talking to the phone, showing it to friends and even having fun. In my case the wonder didn’t last three days but more like seven. Ever since then I have Siri disabled and I use the iPhone like that. I’m pretty sure that if I lived in the U.S., where Siri is able to search for places and even get directions, I’d still have it disabled.
Don’t get me wrong, Siri is an excellent assistant and great piece of software, even if it’s still in Beta. About the only time I have it enabled is when I drive for longer periods of time (and that is within the country because data roaming is a killer). It helps me get emails and send quick replies. Do you still use Siri on your iPhone or did you disable it (disabling it could also grant you a little more battery life)?