‘Siri Response Times’

John Gruber:

I think the single biggest improvement Apple could (and really must) make to Siri is to make it faster. And that’s exactly the sort of thing Apple has never really shown the chops for.

I agree with the idea that Siri needs to be a lot faster, but it is the last sentence that I find odd. Because it seems to me that long-time Apple fans are incredibly skeptical that Apple will ever be able to have good “cloud” offerings (e.g. Siri, iCloud, sync, file storage, etc.) for the same reasons the Wall Street is skeptical of long-term Apple success.

These Apple-fans tend to point to past Apple failings as evidence of Apple will likely have future failings in cloud offerings — while at the same time these Apple-fans are mocking others that point to past Apple failings as indications of likely future failures in, well, anything.1

Seems a bit off to me.


  1. Notwithstanding the fact that I admit that .Mac and MobileMe were pretty crappy by general web standards. 

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John Gruber: I think the single biggest improvement Apple could (and really must) make to Siri is to make it faster. And that’s exactly the sort of thing Apple has never really shown the chops for. I agree with the idea that Siri needs to be a lot faster, but it is the last sentence […]