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Spotlight's last resort: Wikipedia, or the Web
Does anyone use the search feature in iOS? Some do, granted, but it's hardly comparable to rival platforms. When Spotlight can find something, it'll find it. If Spotlight can't find something, you're stuck with either Wikipedia or "the Web," an Internet search. Why can't Spotlight utilize some of the non-voice features of Siri, which seems to know practically everything?
Siri: Still in beta, no wonder
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As for Siri, it's likely no surprise that it remains in "beta" as an unfinished product. It misses words, it's limited in scope, and the last time I checked, not everyone wanted to know the results of that sports game. Most people actually saw the game because they're an avid fan of that sport. Siri remains a gimmick. Until it can actually do something useful and without necessarily using speech — a contentious issue in business as it sends every shred of voice data to Apple — it will remain a nice 'toy' to play with, but nothing more.
The built-in apps are just terrible
Every smartphone has the typical apps: the weather, a note-taking app, maybe even stocks, and the ever-faithful calculator. Have you ever used the calculator on Android? You can change currency, length, distance, weight and so on. Most haven't even heard of a furlong, but Android has. (Yes, you do have a scientific calculator if you switch your iPhone to landscape mode, but if I haven't noticed in the six months I've owned an iPhone, well, go figure.)