Apparently the car companies that were announced as part of the plan aren't on the same page as Apple. Some of them were surprised apparently to hear the announcement.I hope so! I was so irritated to find no reference to Volvo on that list of car companies
Stay tuned...(pun intended)Yes... There is not much new on the Volvo front... Besides the V40. I have had 19 Volvo's since 1998 and my options are running out..as I change sometimes more than once a year.. The least they can do is to keep it fresh and current. I think they are missing the plot with the possibleC90 etc... The baseline is missing now in a big way...
I hope so! I was so irritated to find no reference to Volvo on that list of car companies
Exactly. There is more to that than meets the eye. Undoubtedly, it creates nice headlines. Personally, I am divided over the effectiveness of Siri, as it stands today. It works for me when I am driving and I want to send an email. It is perfect for that. Other tasks? It is way off and surprisingly behind the times with its search technology. We shall see how things develop in a year or two. Right now, and it is my personal opinion, it would have made no difference to me if my Volvo had a Siri button or not. I can get what I need to get, out of Siri, just the way it stands: straight through my iPhone 4S.I find it hard to believe that manufacturers will add a dedicated "siri" button. I can only imagine what licensing & restrictions apple will bundle with this. Will this button HAVE to be an APPLE logo? I can picture apple forcing that requirement, plus the button can't be used for anything else. Will BMW really put a button on their car with an actual apple logo? I pray all car companies resist this. Also, I've read that for it to even work, you'd have to plug your iphone into the usb. Are people going to start doing that again? After all the bluetooth stuff we've gone through and with keyless entry, all this tech so that stuff can stay in our pockets or purse, now we're going to go out of our way to pull out that phone to plug it in?
What really should happen is a new bluetooth protocol should be created for activating "voice whatever", this protocol works generically for iphone, android, windows, whatever, and some generic ? button is added somewhere. As a plus, this would force more people to keep bluetooth on, pair their phones, and start using handsfree phone more often.
:thumbup:I have very mixed feelings about this type of tech. It's getting old, constantly dreaming up new stuff so that we can multi-task more WHILE DRIVING. Just drive, enjoy the music or chat with an ACTUAL human, and be safe.....
For all you people who think it's a great idea to have a dedicated Siri button, here's the reason I hope Volvo doesn't go that direction:Siri makes it SAFER and easier... good things, both.
and Siri is about to do a lot more in iOS6
For all you people who think it's a great idea to have a dedicated Siri button, here's the reason I hope Volvo doesn't go that direction:
The vast majority of cell phone users don't use iPhones
I hope you're joking. If you're not then I'd like to introduce you to a fallacy called False Equivalence.we know.
and we feel sorry for you, while you're wasting time with your iPhone place-holding temporary devices. <g>
did you complain as bitterly when software would be available only for Windows? hmmm?