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|Source: Sydney Morning Herald|
Sydney's Marcus Schappi spent a measly $108.40 on a set up that'll turn on a lamp and open web pages by simply speaking to his phone. Next on the 28 year-olds home auto list is a Siri controlled front door and chicken hutch, where his conversational voice instructions will open, close and lock them.
In an interview with the SMH, Schappi said his simple setup has the potential to control his air conditioning system, manage his home entertainment system or even remotely unlock his car.
However, Schappi predicts Apple will want to plug the loophole he exploited in the software quickly.
"Anything with a remote control is instantly up for grabs," he said.
"When Apple shipped the iPhone 4S, only a subset of Siri functionality was made available to Australian consumers. [This hack] could provide an opportunity for developers to fill the gap."
However, he is concerned an Apple fix could compromise the experience for customers. Apple is now left with a dilemma: patch the hole and risk compromising iOS 5, or leave it as is and lose its Siri leverage.
"They could push out a patch that breaks things, but this would be a bad customer experience," he said.