Siri: Maps and Local Search for International Customers Coming in 2012
As we noted on our iPhone launch article, international iPhone 4S users are noticing that Siri won't provide them with Map or local business search information. Those features were demoed by Apple during the keynote but are limited to the U.S. market only.
Apple's Siri FAQ (via @dujkan) reveals that international support for those features won't be available until 2012:
Maps and local search support will be available in additional countries in 2012.
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Does the word "Beta" ring a bell? They said from the very beginning that it was beta and wouldn't be feature full at launch.
This was listed on the relevant slide in the keynote and is on Apple's website. Reading brings knowledge.
It WAS mentioned in the keynote (go watch it and look at the slides) AND is mentioned on Apples site.
If you were in the UK (as I am) and bothered to pay attention to the keynote and read Apples site, then you'd know this function wasn't yet available anywhere outside US for the moment.
Really folks, Apple had this in their keynote AND on their site. Anyone complaining it is an omission simply didn't read the product info properly. I look forward to having it on my phone, but until then Siri is still bloody awesome.
The users there probably would have read the product info before purchasing.
Final Cut Pro X rocks. It's opened up professional level editing tools to amateurs and made it even easier for amateurs to use. Let's not get into that debate though.
iPad was is an old device. New software will slow old devices down. Tis the way of the world now I'm afraid.
Siri works just fine for me. Maps isn't supported but then, they said in the keynote that it was US only and it IS beta software.
Mentioned in the keynote AND on their site. Sorry to take away your only leg.
Remember: For every user complaining, there's about 100 loving their product and having no problems at all. This forum, and the Apple forum, are not reflective of the world.
I have mine on pre-order but based on this, might just take my name off of the list until it's ready for Canada.
But your giving it your best shot ?
It would be interesting to see the responses if Siri had launched with European localization support and not USA what the reactions would have been. :rolleyes: