3/29/2012 1:30 AM ET |
Filed under: Tech Talk
The late (and great) Steve Jobs was NOT in love with the brand name Siri but stuck with it because he could not think of a name that was better.
See! Even great minds get blocked!
Steve Jobs apparently had similar misgivings about the names iMac and iPod, which in hindsight is pretty LOL, considering how popular those products are nowadayz.
Apple acquired Siri in April 2010 for a rumored $200 million. The voice navigation software the company originally offered was available as a free download, but a better edition was developed as part of the iPhone 4S.
Dag Kittlaus revealed all this and more during a news conference on Tuesday. The co-founder of Siri left Apple this past October to focus on other projects, as well as spend more time with his family.
Why didn’t they just ask Siri what its name should be?
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Tags: apple, imac, iphone 4s, ipod, siri, steve jobs, voice navigation