Despite receiving a pretty hefty update in iOS 7, users still aren’t sold on Siri. The majority has never even used it, and those that have are disappointed.
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Only 15 percent of iOS 7 users have given Siri a try


According to a survey carried out by Intelligent Voice, only 15 percent of those using Apple’s iOS 7 update have ever queried the voice-activated personal assistant Siri. This means the large majority of folks has never given the plethora of enhancements made to Siri in iOS 7 a try. The next question the survey hope to answer: did Apple oversell Siri?

The results of their survey, which counted responses from 2,330 iOS 7 users, show that of the small group that has given Siri a chance, 46 percent find the experience to be a let down. Remember, Siri is the killer feature introduced with the iPhone 4S that was supposed to redefine the way we interact with smartphones.

One group that has bought into Siri’s hype includes Apple’s competitors in the smartphone field. Samsung, Google, Motorola, and others have all introduced their own voice-activated solutions, and Microsoft also has plans, according to recent reports. It’s safe to say, however, that the technology is either a bit too forward thinking or simply not an intuitive and natural way to interact with a smart device.

Now time for our own informal little poll: have you ever used Siri? Was it disappointing?

[via CNET]

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  • fallen apple

    Sending text or making a quick call or texting in the car via Bluetooth is where Siri works great.

  • Edgar Cervantes

    A lot of iPhone users dont ever use Siri. I often show them what it is and I start asking Siri silly questions. We have a blast at bars. lol

    • PrincessPeanut

      No joke, I kind of want to switch from Android just so I can harass Siri. I’ve drunkenly talked to her on somebodies phone before. It’s pretty great. She offered to call me a taxi.

  • josh nolan

    only if i am driving typically… it makes it easy to use navigation on the fly…but it does like to say something completely different from what i say

  • Xennex1170

    I wonder of the people that do use Siri on occasion how many see it only as a fun toy rather than a serious smartphone interaction tool.

    • Brett

      I think Siri and Google Voice Search are both helpful tools…..however I think we as smartphone users still see it as a novelty, and it wears off after having a week or two of playing with it. Another issue at hand is that I often need to look something up, but I’m usually in a setting where it would be inappropriate to start talking to my phone.