David Pogue, of The New York Times, loved it. So did The Wall Street Journal‘s Walt Mossberg. He called it the “standout feature” on not only the iPhone, but on any smartphone. Mashable called it impressive, but described it as a work in progress. And some users have said Siri isn’t working as it should.
Here’s how Siri is supposed to work: An iPhone 4S user holds down the device’s Home button until hearing a double beep sound. Then the user gives Siri a command—”Remind me about the boil I’m having lanced on Tuesday”—and it displays a response on the phone and utters one in a female voice.