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Is Siri Overrated?

Is Siri Overrated?

I’ve been talking about a number of different new features for iOS 10 the past couple of weeks. However, I‘ve been neglecting some of the longer-standing features that have been included in iOS for years now. Specifically, I’d like to talk about Siri, the digital personal assistant that has become a standard on iOS devices the past few years. While I understand the popularity of the system, is it just a little overrated? Let’s take a look.


Wait, What?

OK, before you storm my house with torches and pitchforks, let me voice my honest opinion: I’ve never really used Siri that much. I realize that the system can be useful, but I just never really got into it. And, if you will please un-light your torches and put your pitchforks back in your garage, may I give you the main reason I think that way? Thank you.


The Reason

Looking at the recent iOS 10 update, Siri can do some pretty amazing things these days, such as book a flight or manage your texts. However, I’ve noticed that people mainly use it for pretty much one thing: looking things up. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people use Siri only to settle when a celebrity was born or who won a sports championship with Siri, and not really use it for anything else. And the weirdest part is that it doesn’t take that much longer to actually look something up. Maybe I’ll even time the difference someday. After I’ve had a good nap that is.


The Bottom Line

So perhaps it’s not so much that Siri itself is overrated, it’s that people don’t usually use it in the best way. By this I mean that people pretty much take this incredible piece of tech and use it to Google things for them. And, to be honest, I’m no better! I’m definitely guilty of using the wonderful piece of tech for nothing more than Googling when movies are coming out. So does that make me some kind of hypocrite? Yeah, probably.

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