Siri Delivering Incorrect Weather Forecasts For Common City Names

Monday September 24, 2012 10:41 AM PDT by Jordan Golson
Siri is delivering incorrect weather results for a number of city names that exist in multiple states, as noticed by posters on the MacRumors Forums. The most glaring example is viewable by asking for weather conditions in New York, New York -- Siri returns results for New York, Texas instead, where the weather is considerably warmer than in the Big Apple.

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For users who live in New York, NY, asking for weather in "my area" doesn't seem to help either, and only by specifically using their zip code can they get accurate weather. However, it's not just New York that is running into issues. Another user lives in Richmond, Virginia but Siri is delivering weather for New Richmond, Ohio. Weather requests for Carrollton, Texas are showing up as Carrollton, Indiana. Asking for weather in St. Louis, Missouri gives weather in St. Louis, Georgia.

A number of threads on Apple's official support forums also report problems, with no apparent resolution. The issue appears to be on Siri's end, and cannot be fixed by the user. We have reached out to Apple for more information.

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Posted: 27 months ago
...and that's because Siri uses Apple Maps to find the locations!

:apple:
Rating: 56 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago
this is not apples month
Rating: 14 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago
82°? Poor people in NY are going to burn.....


USE °C!!!! :)
Rating: 11 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago
Poor folks in Egypt Kentucky.....
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago
Oh where, oh where has Apple's QC dept gone? Oh where, oh where could it be???
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago
-(int) getCurrentTemperatureOfCity: (NSString *)cityName
{
return (arc4random() % 150) - 50);
}
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago
B.
E.
T.
A.

but maps isnt, go and fix it

A.
S.
A.
P.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago
Introducing..Weathergate........:eek:
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago

Oh where, oh where has Apple's QC dept gone? Oh where, oh where could it be???


They're not sure either. They tried to use maps to get turn by turn directions and just ended up lost
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 27 months ago

Oh where, oh where has Apple's QC dept gone? Oh where, oh where could it be???


It might be that Apple quality department consisted of one person that used the device on a daily basis and could get angry pretty quickly. I still remember that this person said the following:

"People will carry this phone in their pocket, he said. People also carry their keys in their pocket. “I won’t sell a product that gets scratched,” he said tensely. The only solution was using unscratchable glass instead. “I want a glass screen, and I want it perfect in six weeks.”"

In light of the current events...
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