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.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

Rayday Avatar
147 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? ;)
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BarryBrown Avatar
147 months ago
Anyone else notice that the wrong apostrophe is used in "I'm"?
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BulletToothTony Avatar
147 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:
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Collected Avatar
147 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..
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NorCalLights Avatar
147 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"
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
taxbax Avatar
147 months ago
connection requirement

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.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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