Re: So many crappy answers in search of a question
Maybe I am just a grumpy old git
Yes you probably are. So what eh? I'm one as well (if there is room in the church for two 'old gits'?)
The adverts and especially the amazon ones make these things all sound so helpful especially if you have sold your soul to Google and expecially Amazon (and maybe Apple in the future).
Alexa is there to sell you Amazon services not help you in your daily life.
The Google thing is there to collect information about you, pass it to Google so that they can sell it.
What is there left for the Apple thingy?
As they (well they say they don't) sell your data to anyone and that Siri does most of its work locally it can't fit into either of the Amazon or Google camps. Sort of like 'billy no-mates'.
Could this be the reason why it is delayed? Could they come up with a compelling reason to make people ditch Alexa? Somehow I doubt it hence my agreeing with you that this if you take away the Amazon/Google reasons for putting out a device like this then these things are an answer to a question that has not been asked yet.
All I do know is that none of them will ever find a place in my home.
The TLA's will need to find another method to spy on me