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SIRI not working - why?

849 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: Oct 10, 2012 3:45 PM by Cobalt19 RSS
Cobalt19 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Aug 21, 2012 7:31 AM

Siri doesnt do anything helpful in the UK in the way it was promised in the marketing. e.g. finding contacts, sending emails, making appointments, finding businesses. Why? What's the problem with the UK and SIRI?


It was able to provide a daft answer to the philosphical question - "what is the meaning of life?" when it responded with "most people say it is chocolate". Fun but useless of course.


Why is SIRI so useless in the UK? What's the problem?

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1, Win XP
  • ckuan Level 6 Level 6 (19,790 points)
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    Aug 21, 2012 7:47 AM (in response to Cobalt19)

    You seems to miss the word BETA that accompanied Siri. Finding businesses works only in the U.S other that making appointment, calling and texting contacts, emailing and of course the answer to everything should be working.


    Coming soon is IOS 6. Siri is out of Beta.

  • ckuan Level 6 Level 6 (19,790 points)
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    Aug 22, 2012 3:13 PM (in response to Cobalt19)

    It was there since the beginnings.

    See the link below the page top left corner:

  • PatrickJanes Calculating status...
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    Aug 22, 2012 4:11 PM (in response to Cobalt19)

    Cobalt, in the iOS 6 that is coming out in the coming months, the SIRI has been expanded to a non-Beta form, I do not know how much of this is set up in the UK as of yet, but with the coming update you should see improved and more functionality in SIRI. It's really unfortunate that the BETA isn't being clearly explained.

  • ckuan Level 6 Level 6 (19,790 points)
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    Aug 22, 2012 4:27 PM (in response to Cobalt19)

    The orange background with the word Beta in the top left corner is small print? Come on, check your insurance policy and see what small print is.


    You buy something that costs a few hundred of dollars just because it was on TV and you didn't checked it out first?


    For me, I am not from the U.S. still find lot of ways to use Siri even though I'd wish it could find businesses but then it was clearly stated in the document.


    FYI, the iPhone 4S has very high resell value, do it the earlier the better.

  • ckuan Level 6 Level 6 (19,790 points)
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    Aug 23, 2012 5:33 PM (in response to Cobalt19)

    You are wrong again, I am not an Apple employee but a happy user and furthermore FYI, I also use Microsoft Windows. Infact, I have 2 in the house well running XP.


    The point I am writing to you is that I just don't buy your arguments, that you did the research and now came here to whine about been misled. I guess you are an adult enough and knows what markeing is about. The next thing you would like is a class action for your own mistakes.

  • ckuan Level 6 Level 6 (19,790 points)
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    Aug 24, 2012 3:06 AM (in response to Cobalt19)

    I can understand that you feel disappointed but misled was a bit too strong. Like I've said, this is big innovation implementing Siri and of course in Beta it is not perfect, not for another few years out of beta. It's the beginning that I am glad of and that I can see it started. I have been following the voice research for a pretty long time. 



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