A new iPhone model was announced at Apple’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” event, but it was the iPhone 4s instead of the anticipated iPhone 5.
The iPhone 4s has many of the features that people predicted would be in the iPhone 5 but no new design. The iPhone 4S also uses the A5 chip that is inside the iPad 2, which means big advancements for graphics in iPhone games.
Another new feature is Siri:
Phone 4S also introduces Siri, an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. Siri understands context allowing you to speak naturally when you ask it questions, for example, if you ask “Will I need an umbrella this weekend?” it understands you are looking for a weather forecast. Siri is also smart about using the personal information you allow it to access, for example, if you tell Siri “Remind me to call Mom when I get home” it can find “Mom” in your address book, or ask Siri “What’s the traffic like around here?” and it can figure out where “here” is based on your current location. Siri helps you make calls, send text messages or email, schedule meetings and reminders, make notes, search the Internet, find local businesses, get directions and more. You can also get answers, find facts and even perform complex calculations just by asking.
A good number of our customers ask about voice control in home automation, so it’ll be interesting to see the response Siri gets.