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Interesting article about smart speakers:
I agree with a lot of this. My iPhone is always in my pocket so it is always close at hand. I know other people want get rid of their phone as soon as they get home. In my family, that's my wife; although that is her work device. The other 3 of us keep the phone at hand.
Unlike others, Siri works well for me. Setting timers, reminders, shopping list items, making calls, etc. It doesn't matter to me that Alexa is better at answering random bar-trivia type questions.
The article also makes an interesting prediction: that stationary smart speakers are going to fall to more widespread wearables. I don't (yet) have an Apple Watch but it would support all the things I do with Siri now. How many Echo devices would I have to have around the house to get the same coverage as the Watch provides?
The other thing is privacy. Apple has a strong position on protecting user privacy whereas Amazon and Google have an urgent financial motivation to collect and process our personal information. The devices from Amazon and Google are cheap, in part, because of their desire for your data!