October 17, 2017

Siri Voice Recognition and the iPhone 4S: The Smartphone of the Future, Today

If there’s one thing that will be endlessly true, it’s that technology will continue to change and evolve. As we continue to explore the limits of our technological capabilities, we will continue be impressed by our findings. Of course, with the endless possibilities our tech gurus seem to exhibit, the tech world also swarms with rumors and hopeful expectations about the next big thing.

Apple iPhone 4

For months and months, there have been rumors soaring throughout the web and news concerning the new iPhone release. As hype built up over the “iPhone 5″ and people discussed the possible gadgets and gizmos the new iPhone might include, expectations for the device’s release climbed. So, of course, when the iPhone 4S was released rather than the iPhone 5, many were disappointed. However, while the new device is not labeled the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4S does come with several impressive toys and technologies.

Siri iPhone 4S

One such addition the iPhone 4S has the Siri Voice Recognition mechanism. Siri was first introduced to iPhone users as a free application in February of 2010. The artificial intelligence used to power Siri is the same speech recognition technology used in Dragon Naturally Speaking. Dragon voice recognition has been around for many years and is highly regarded as one of the best voice recognition technologies available. By integrating this voice recognition technology onto your smartphone, Apple has given us what feels like a true glimpse into the future of tech.

Many Apple junkies and smartphone consumers were somewhat let down by the unveiling of the iPhone 4S rather than the iPhone 5. This is to be expected in the world of new technology today. So much buzz builds about new devices that sometimes it can become difficult for the product to keep up with the hyped up rumors surrounding its release. While the iPhone 4S was somewhat of a letdown for many, the Siri technology is an impressive addition. By pressing and holding the iPhone 4S’s Home button, the Siri technology comes to life. Speak into the phone to use the Siri software either using speakerphone mode or by raising the handset to your ear. Siri will understand what you are telling it to do and then perform the action for you. While part of the novelty of Siri is having a robot do what you ask, it is nonetheless a time-saving and fun to use tool.

Siri iPhone 4 in Action

The more that you use Siri on your iPhone the more it will learn about the way you talk and better it will perform. Because the technology is still in the “beta” stage, Apple is still working out a few kinks with it and the iOS 5 software. Occasionally Siri will inexplicably not respond to your voice at all or will misunderstand your commands. However, Apple is continuing to work with the software and is hoping to continue to improve Siri’s compatibility with the iPhone. Ask Siri to call a friend from your contacts list, look up local Italian restaurants, give you directions to the movie, or set an alarm for the morning. There are nearly endless possibilities for how you can use Siri on your phone. Though the iPhone 4S and Siri are in no way perfect, it does give us a clue into what’s to come.

Article by Guest Author: Mariana Ashley is a freelance writer who particularly enjoys writing about online colleges. She loves receiving reader feedback, which can be directed to mariana[dot]ashley031[at]gmail[dot]com.


  1. Siri has been introduced to the iphone users and its one of teh free application on here. Its really worthy post on here :)

  2. I do have Samsung Galaxy S, Is there any siri alternative for Android? Please tell me Because I am great fan of siri.

  3. Siri, voice Recognition is the best innovative app for iPhone 4S. On the other hand Windows phone had already released a very similar application to Siri 2.5 years before names TellME. Hope to see TellME app upgraded version for Android smartphones as well.

  4. Varun Ramya says:

    Apple iPhone 4S and higher models are very poor in case of supporting the features and the applications of the broadband in most of the places and they are definitely not as good as Nokia N8 and above models of the Nokia. iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S does not really have that good product replacement service and also the warranty policies especially when compared to that of Nokia Lumia 800 smart phones. This really causes a lot of trouble to the people who buy them. Apple iPhones are good when used with 3G services but they can only be found in urban cities. Most of the village sides and sub urban ones are still using the 2G services and iPhones are not good with that.

  5. I cannot claim the exact, but i guess i have come up with a Siri alternative for the Android Lovers..It goes as the “Dragon Go”. I hope many of the people will be satisfied with it. Thanx

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