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Old 12th October 2011, 12:05   #1
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Apple's iPhone 4S was announced last Tuesday, pre-orders started up last Friday, and the smartphones should start arriving at retail stores (and customer doors for those that pre-ordered) by on Friday. Although some Apple fanatics, Apple critics, and industry-folk were underwhelmed with the iPhone 4S, Apple still managed to break sales records by racking up over one million pre-orders in just 24 hours.

Now that the initial buzz is over, the next phase begins with the actual reviews. AnandTech already posted up a handful of benchmarks show the iPhone 4S near the top of the charts in CPU and GPU benchmarks, and the full-blown reviews are just now rolling in for the smartphone.

For those that need a refresher on the iPhone 4S, it features a dual-core A5 processor (like its larger iPad 2 sibling), an 8MP rear-facing camera with 1080p recording capabilities, Siri voice recognition technology, and 14.4Mbps HSDPA support. It also of course is the poster child for iOS 5.

http://www.dailytech.com/Apple+iPhon...ticle22985.htm
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Siri can find information in Wikipedia, Yelp and Wolfram Alpha. It successfully answered when I asked it, “Who’s the president of Iran?” (though it misunderstood me the first time) and “Who stars in ‘Boardwalk Empire?’ ” When I asked for a “French restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland,” it instantly returned a list from Yelp, ranked by user reviews.

In my tests, I was able to dictate emails and text messages, even in the car over Bluetooth, without looking at the screen. Accuracy wasn’t perfect—about 20% of the time I had to try twice to get all the words correct. But, in most cases, Siri didn’t make more errors than I do typing on a virtual keyboard...

The system understands multiple, colloquial forms of a question. I asked, “Will the weather get worse today?” and Siri answered, “I don’t think the weather is going to get worse” and displayed a weather chart. You can check stock prices, addresses, map directions and much more. It also answers in a friendly fashion, saying things like “Coming right up” or “I’m not sure what you said, Walt.” And it has some cute answers built in. When I asked it “What’s the best phone?” it said, “Wait… there are other phones?”
nice feature to have it seems, if you speak English
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nice feature to have it seems, if you speak English
Not to mention that if you want to call someone in your call list and that person does not have an English name, you're out of luck. I am also curious how it does perform when you want to travel somewhere, and you tell Siri the non-English name of that location.
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