Ok want to pick on the smart brains in a jar here..
There should be a better way for complete handsfree Siri requests. Pressing a button to talk, to me is "not there yet". I hope that for a not so distant future upgrade the iPhone be programmed so that the mic is active when the iPhone is not being used and a small background app scan or listens for a specific keyword or phrase to activate Siri.
A handsfree interactive session would be something like:
Human: - talking to other humans then suddenly says "Siri, can you help?"
The small program picks up the phrase and activates Siri (a much larger battery eating application).
Siri: "How can I assist?" (or anything else not corny)
Human: -whatever his normal request is...
See, no pressing a button and waiting several seconds for a response. If that happends, I hope Apple allows the customer have the liberty to program/customize any phrase or keyword he desires. Therefore the app can be of smaller footprint and easier to listen regardless of language, accent and so on. I imagine some of us will have something like "Computer" in a Star Trek kind of way or "Mother" like in Aliens or "HAL 9000"... You guys get the point.
Sadly, many customers will not use Siri much because of the pressing the button and waiting for Siri to come up thing. - Lazyiness? well yes! That is what technology is all about, making us lazy... Wall-e anyone? Remember the humans in the Axiom Starliner?
The iPhone is the future... Actually, I don't think the name iPhone pays tribute to what it really is.
What are your thoughts on all this?
What would prevent a mic from being active all the time?
Would you prefer to use the button instead?