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  • drgigolo - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    Still waiting for it... Reply
  • solipsism - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    I'd love to know when to expect the review. Reply
  • kylewat - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    Also waiting. Didn't Brian Klug say it was coming last Sunday? As in the 23rd. Reply
  • Drewdog343 - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    Indeed, it was supposed to be out by Sunday at the latest.

    Hope the review is worth the wait (I'm sure it will be, Anandtech is the best)
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  • doobydoo - Monday, October 31, 2011 - link

    Indeed, this review should have been out weeks ago.

    Anandtech can only get away with so much delay before their grace period due to being the best impartial review site expires, and they just become 'out of date'
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  • Kristian Vättö - Monday, October 31, 2011 - link

    If I had to guess, the problem is that at the moment there are so many phones to review. Galaxy Nexus, Nokia N9, bunch of WP7 devices etc. Right now, I think we only have Brian who concentrates on smartphones while Anand does an occasional review here and there.

    A quick look into CMS shows that the iPhone 4S review seems to be more or less ready, just some fine tuning needs to be done. Hitting Brian in Twitter is never a bad idea though (@nerdtalker)
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  • GotThumbs - Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - link

    Apples Lawyers eyes just perked up....Another lawsuit...Yes MoMONEy MoMoney.

    I'm joking, but YOU know their lawyers have already looked into this story.

    I love the fact that its already been hacked. Sweet.

    No benefit for me though....I made a choice not to own Apple products.
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  • gevorg - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    Just leak "the Apple code" in the wild dude, you don't have to host it or anything. ;) Reply
  • inplainview - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    While they may be able to get it to run... Apple will block this. People seem to forget that Apple is not a non-for-profit company but is out to make money just like Android's manufacturers, Nokia, SE (now Sony), et al. To continually single out Apple as the only company wanting money is typically myopic and well stupid. Reply
  • Tetracycloide - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    Are you finished pillorying that straw man or did you have more? Reply
  • munky - Monday, October 31, 2011 - link

    Nokia and Android manufacturers don't block their users from "unauthorized" device upgrades and customizations. You're only making excuses for Apple. This is one reason I refuse to buy their products. Reply
  • Chaser - Monday, October 31, 2011 - link

    Apple makes obscene profits? Someone from OWS should pay Cupertino a tent visit. Reply
  • dryloch - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    He thinks they are trying to work out the kinks with a smaller user base before opening it up to millions more people. People who have it now are sometimes getting network busy messages when trying to use it. Reply
  • solipsism - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    It's possible. Data mining is a valuable commodity and Siri provides the most direct and raw information about users' habits.

    I'm sure some — especially on this site — will claim Apple didn't release Siri on the other devices getting iOS 5.0 to force users to buy a new iPhone but that simply doesn't make sense. Even with the first 3 days of 4 million new units sold there were reports of Siri's servers being overloaded. Now imagine if that was 150M plus from all iDevices that could install iOS 5.0. Best to build out slowly as you work through this public Beta.

    22 countries received the iPhone on Friday can't use much of Siri's features. I hope Apple get's that's sorted out quickly because it's a great feature.

    I tested Android's Speaktoit app. It's okay, but not nearly as intuitive and being a separate apps makes it less useful than it could be. I hope Google plans to buy this or another company to incorporate such a feature into Android, but looking at how much Google has spent on Android, how little they mentioned Android their earnings call, and the legal surrounding it I wonder if they've given up on expanding Android with such features.

    • Android Market: Speaktoit - https://market.android.com/details?id=com.speaktoi...

    PS: Didn't Phil Schiller mention a new feature of the A5 chip for sound processing?
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  • daniel142005 - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    "I'm sure some — especially on this site — will claim Apple didn't release Siri on the other devices getting iOS 5.0 to force users to buy a new iPhone but that simply doesn't make sense. Even with the first 3 days of 4 million new units sold there were reports of Siri's servers being overloaded. Now imagine if that was 150M plus from all iDevices that could install iOS 5.0. Best to build out slowly as you work through this public Beta."

    While it may be true that they are putting it out there slowly, we all know that Apple had every intention of getting people to buy the iPhone 4S because of this feature. Now, if they were to release it to any other device those that went out and bought the 4S will feel somewhat betrayed. Siri is the only "new feature" of the 4S. Yes, it got the spec upgrade, but it's hardly noticeable in most situations.

    "22 countries received the iPhone on Friday can't use much of Siri's features. I hope Apple get's that's sorted out quickly because it's a great feature."

    This is probably because Siri is powered by sites like Wolfram Alpha and Yelp, which only support US and maybe a few others. Sadly, this is likely out of Apple's hands unless they can find similar alternatives in those 22 countries.

    Also, Android isn't about direct profit... it puts them in a position to provide mobile advertising as well as gets their users to make Google accounts, which encourages them to use Gmail, Google Docs, Google Search, etc.. Google has far from given up on Android, they were also probably keeping quite for their big announcement of ICS a week or so ago.

    Android has had voice recognition for a while. Could it be improved? Sure, but there's no need for it to work like Siri. Siri is a gimmick. If I told my phone "set alarm for 7 am", it doesn't need to have a conversation with me. A simple beep or confirmation message would suffice.
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  • doobydoo - Monday, October 31, 2011 - link

    Google charges every Android manufacturer per handset to license access to apps like the Android store, so it does actually bring in direct profit.

    Apple has had voice recognition for ages too. As have old Nokias. You completely and absolutely miss the point of Siri. Siri isn't about voice commands, and it's USP is NOT that it replies to you (what a ridiculous conclusion you reach).

    The USP of Siri is that it understands INTENT, you don't have to learn commands, you don't have to speak in a certain way. You can say whatever you want, and it'll understand you. In that respect it becomes FAR FAR more usable than ANY Android alternative. Just read any of the hundreds of impartial reviews confirming this. You've obviously never used it, and you're obviously an Apple hater.
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  • sprockkets - Monday, October 31, 2011 - link

    "Google charges every Android manufacturer per handset to license access to apps like the Android store, so it does actually bring in direct profit."

    Source or it's false.

    "Apple has had voice recognition for ages too."

    One year.

    "The USP of Siri is that it understands INTENT, you don't have to learn commands, you don't have to speak in a certain way. You can say whatever you want, and it'll understand you. In that respect it becomes FAR FAR more usable than ANY Android alternative. Just read any of the hundreds of impartial reviews confirming this."

    Nice but what happens when you don't have an internet connection? I said Siri sucked even before it became apples.

    "You're obviously an Apple hater."

    You obviously are an apple fanboi.
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  • doobydoo - Monday, October 31, 2011 - link

    Silly little boy, I don't make claims unless they are true..

    'Google makes money (and justifies giving away the OS) by licensing the Google Apps that come on most Android phones (but not all). Apps like Gmail, the Android Market, Google Search, and others come in something called GAPPS. The Market is really where Google is interested. Sure, the other GAPPS add value to the phone (hence why carriers license their inclusion on Android-powered phones), but Google is making money with every app sold through the Market.'

    http://pocketnow.com/android/how-does-google-make-...

    "One Year"

    Try over two years.

    http://www.tipb.com/2009/06/08/apple-demonstrates-...

    "Nice but what happens when you don't have an internet connection? I said Siri sucked even before it became apples"

    Siri works on 3G. If you don't have 3G, the same as Vlingo or any of the not-quite-as-good Android equivalents (as evidenced in every comparative review comparing to Siri)

    "You obviously are an apple fanboi."

    Yeah, I'm the fan boy because I corrected delusional comments from an illogical irrational Apple hater who just denies the facts until they are thrown in his face. Angry little troll ;-)
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  • sprockkets - Monday, October 31, 2011 - link

    You are confusing "make money" with charges money for apps.

    As for your voice command, yes, I forgot, that lousy 3G did have it.

    "Siri works on 3G. If you don't have 3G, the same as Vlingo or any of the not-quite-as-good Android equivalents (as evidenced in every comparative review comparing to Siri)"

    Run on sentence ???

    "Yeah, I'm the fan boy because I corrected delusional comments from an illogical irrational Apple hater who just denies the facts until they are thrown in his face. Angry little troll ;-)"

    We both just got corrected. And I hate apple because of the douchebag that SJ was and how he treats his customers. Don't pretend I don't have my reasons.
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  • jiffylube1024 - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    I figured that Siri would work fine on the iPhone 4. It would probably work fine on the 3GS as well. There's not many apps (especially non gaming ones) that would require the 800 MHz dual core of the A5 to function. 800 MHz single core A4 of the iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4 is plenty powerful for most apps. Reply
  • kylewat - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    I want better battery life personally! Reply
  • sprockkets - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    Of course, it wasn't as if the app was already available for the iphone4 and below before apple reminded everyone of how big a douchebag they are... Reply
  • doobydoo - Monday, October 31, 2011 - link

    Of course, it wasn't as if a less functional and non integrated version of the app was already available for the iphone4 and Android devices below before Apple reminded everyone of how prepared to invest in software and technology they are, making a shrewd investment giving them a competitive advantage over all Android phones, and a USP, which has already paid off in financial terms.

    Fixed.
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  • sprockkets - Monday, October 31, 2011 - link

    Go fix yourself fucktard. Reply
  • doobydoo - Monday, October 31, 2011 - link

    Bless. Reply
  • scarnie - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    iPhone 4 has 512MB of RAM Reply
  • plewis00 - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    Who said it didn't? Reply
  • icebox - Monday, October 31, 2011 - link

    IIRC they mentioned siri needs the power of the 4S in order to run and that it's not a marketing decision. Yet this shows different. (Well the face that the same specced ipad2 didn't get it either was another hint) Reply
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  • Arsynic - Monday, October 31, 2011 - link

    Typical Apple trying to cover over its diminishing returns. Reply
  • solipsism - Monday, October 31, 2011 - link

    I don't recall Apple ever saying that. Reply
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  • Rizi - Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - link

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