Siri, Apple’s voice-controlled virtual assistant, can be a wonderful tool. It can tell me what time it is, what the weather’s going to be, and even perform some basic calculations. I can use it to set an alarm, start a timer, or open an app.
But beyond those simple tasks, Apple’s virtual assistant doesn’t make the grade for me. And I’m not alone; Siri fails for a lot of people, even for simple questions.
Apple touts Siri as a miraculous tool that can simplify your life and turn your iPhone into a personal butler. But it doesn’t always work that way. It works fairly well with calendar events and emails, sends text messages efficiently, and calls people (if it understands their names).
Siri is one of those features that looks good in Apple’s ads, but that doesn’t always perform as it should.
Read the rest of the article on Macworld.
And after I wrote the article, I did some testing of Siri on the macOS Sierra beta. Why was I not surprised by this?