Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jun 2012 19:50 UTC
Apple Benedict Evans: "How do you segment without fragmenting? Apple achieved this pretty easily with the iPod by varying the storage, but that wouldn't be meaningful for the iPhone. The cheap one has to run the apps, but people still have to have a reason to buy the expensive one. What you can do is vary the Apple supplied features, without varying the hardware and API platform that your third-party developers are targeting." Like I said: iOS 6 Starter, iOS6 Home, iOS 6 Professional, and iOS 6 Ultimate. Microsoft got blasted for confusing and arbitrary segmentation - rightfully so - but as usual, Apple gets a free pass when it does the exact same thing. At least Microsoft uses different names and forces OEMs to be clear about what they're shipping. I've said it before: I find calling all these different versions "iOS 6" without modifiers pretty scummy and misleading.
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RE[3]: Comment by Sandman619
by MOS6510 on Thu 28th Jun 2012 07:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Sandman619"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

I'm not sure you actually understand what I wrote and are mixing stuff up, but I was referring to this:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-57371624-264/why-apples-a5-is-so-...

"Apple's A5 processor includes noise-reduction circuitry licensed from a start-up called Audience, and a chip analyst believes that fact resolves an iPhone 4S mystery and explains why the iPhone 4 lacks the Siri voice-control system."

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

And yet, Siri runs just fine on earlier hardware, despite this so-called additional tech.

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RE[5]: Comment by Sandman619
by MOS6510 on Thu 28th Jun 2012 08:20 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Sandman619"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I don't know, I haven't tried it. I tried some alternatives and they kind of worked in a quiet environment, not very well at all when there was noise.

Even if it doesn't work as well as on an iPhone 4S I think Apple should have a least give us the option of judging it for ourselves.

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Does it really? Or does it more or less work? The noise cancelling does an awful lot to help the 4s. My iPhone 4 is pretty useless at all voice recognition I've tried (Vlingo, Dragon, Google etc) It's usually the background noise that kills it.

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RE[4]: Comment by Sandman619
by zima on Sun 1st Jul 2012 13:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Sandman619"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

why-apples-a5-is-so-big [...]
"Apple's A5 processor includes noise-reduction circuitry licensed from a start-up called Audience, and a chip analyst believes that fact resolves an iPhone 4S mystery and explains why the iPhone 4 lacks the Siri voice-control system."

That sounds a bit ridiculous, WRT to any impact on size. And anyway, audio processing is not that demanding "even" versus the CPU power of the 4, could be done as required in software ...either locally, or on the servers (since Siri is already server-side)

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