“Call Sarah Lee”
A few moments of silence, weird beeping, and…
“Calling David Smith”
So maybe this is a slight exaggeration, but not that big of a stretch. Last October, Apple introduced this robotic woman to the world of technology and she has taken iPhone 4s users by a storm. Whether it be for her inability to follow simple commands or her uncanny skill to present a person with locations to bury a body, Siri is a constant topic of conversation.
But the question remains: is she useful?
Several sources including The Wall Street Journal and ABC News compiled the following results: 87% of iPhone 4s owners use her once a month and of those people 36% say they are between happy and unhappy with her abilities. In addition, 30% of users say they would never use her to schedule a meeting or send an email.
Despite the kinks, the fact remains that Siri is the future. 51% of users say it’s “extremely important” for their next phone to have a similar program. So Siri is the future. Or maybe it will be Siri’s long lost daughter, but either way users should learn to take advantage of this unique program especially in the world of social media. She can help with status updates for Facebook and tweets for Twitter. She can help take photos for Instagram and check in for Foursquare. We just have figure out how to utilize her.
The opportunities are endless for Siri and, who knows, maybe one day we’ll be able to convince Siri to take the SAT’s for us…
The following infographic shows how iPhone 4s owners use and don’t use Siri. Here are some highlights:
- 26% of owners use Siri to send emails everyday
- 55% of users are satisfied with Siri
- Siri uses Wolfram Alpha to help with inquiries. This accounts for 25% of Wolfram Alpha’s search traffic.
- Using Siri for basic tasks such as setting an alarm uses about 40KB of data.