bill-swift - March 10, 2012
I think it's safe to say that a lot of people were initially disappointed when Apple announced the iPhone 4S instead of the much-awaited iPhone 5. After months of rumors and speculation, all Tim Cook did then was unveil a juiced-up iPhone with a faster chip that came with some personal assistant app called Siri.
Little did the early critics know that it didn't take more than just these two features to help push the 4S pre-orders to record highs within the first twenty-fours. A few weeks before the phone was shipped out, reviewers had already begun posting screenshots of Siri doing her thing, answering questions like 'What is love?' with 'Baby, don't hurt me.' and 'Where them hoes at?' with 'This strip club isn't far from you.' (and a map with directions on how to get there.)
In case you didn't know, Siri is a voice-activated personal assistant that helps you get things done, based on the voice commands that you give it. Suffice to say, Siri is much loved by many. In fact, she's so loved that a 3D printing company called Shapeways organized an iPhone case designing competition in her honor.
What you see in the image above is the winning entry from the said competition that was sent in by SaGa Design, and it's called "Omniscient Siri." It seems like a tad too much to describe a phone app, but the rationale behind the design of the case is that Siri is the only thing you need. Because with the case on, you pretty much can't do anything except press the button to summon her.
The Siri case is pretty creepy in itself and, in a way, renders your device useless. But for the true blue lovers of Siri who don't mind not being able to make calls or send messages on their phones, the Omniscient Siri iPhone case is available for purchase from Shapeways for $90.
Article by Hazel Chua
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