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Siri Experiencing Significant Outage

While Apple's new Siri personal assistant for the iPhone 4S experiencing a few hiccups in availability just after the device's launch last month, a new widespread outage appears to be the most significant one since those first few days. The Siri problems have been ongoing for at least three hours, with only intermittent service available over that time. In general, users have been faced with error messages in which Siri reports being unable to connect to the network.


Apple has labeled Siri as a beta service and is no doubt continuing to refine the technology and infrastructure behind the feature. Apple has rapidly rolled out the iPhone 4S to nearly 30 countries already with another 15 set to come online next week, although Siri currently offers support only in English (US, UK, and Australia), French, and German.

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32 months ago

So my iPhone 4S just turned into a iPhone 4. Thanks Apple.


I didn't know that not connecting to Siri's servers converted your A5 processor into an A4 and made your Camera worse..

Man! that Siri i tell you!! :rolleyes:
Rating: 36 Positives
32 months ago
"Siri, did I do something to make you mad at me?"

No response.

Great. Now I know why they gave Siri a woman's voice. Do I need to pick up flowers for my phone on my way home tonight? ;)
Rating: 31 Positives
32 months ago
So my iPhone 4S just turned into a iPhone 4. Thanks Apple.
Rating: 30 Positives
32 months ago
Anyone else notice that the wrong apostrophe is used in "I'm"?
Rating: 26 Positives
32 months ago
Maybe it's just me being too critical but I'm not sure a company as large as Apple should be releasing a key feature on a phone in a beta stage of development. I mean they sold SIRI as a key selling point and a reason to buy the iPhone 5.. yet it's still in beta? Hmm..
Rating: 24 Positives
32 months ago

So my iPhone 4S just turned into a iPhone 4. Thanks Apple.


Get over yourself. It's beta software. Beta software is not guaranteed to work without hiccups.
Rating: 18 Positives
32 months ago
This just goes to show why its so stupid that you need to have a connection for Siri to do local tasks like set a reminder or send a text message.
Rating: 16 Positives
32 months ago

Get over yourself. It's beta software. Beta software is not guaranteed to work without hiccups.


You also paid for Beta software, how's that make sense? I can't believe Apple got away with Siri being a MAJOR selling point of the 4s and then has the ease of calling it Beta so that any problem that comes up can be simply pushed aside as a beta issue.

Just doesn't make sense to me and I think people are kinda just being spoon fed pretty much BS by Apple....but just my opinion.
Rating: 16 Positives
32 months ago
Simply stop asking Siri how the universe works.
Rating: 14 Positives
32 months ago
I wish that Apple would process all of the old Voice Control commands locally on the phone... leave all the fancy stuff in the cloud, but it shouldn't need to connect to a server to "Call Joe Smith"
Rating: 14 Positives

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