Currently Being ModeratedAug 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.
Unless you have not seen a TV, you will have noticed that the high profile TV advertising strangely enough does not explicitly refer to BETA and even the web page link you show me only refers to it in the 'small print'. It feels like Apple has misled the UK buying public regarding SIRI in my view. I feel cheated by Apple over SIRI - its useless. I suppose I should look at the point of view of 'what I have not had - I will not miss' and to just try to forget all the appealing advertising that created the inference that such features as SIRI would actually function as described.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 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.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2012 4:15 PM (in response to PatrickJanes)
Thanks Patrick for your help.
Hopefully Apple will sort out the problem here in the UK soon as you suggest.
I cant help but feel cheated becasue this is what I believe Microsoft used to be criticised for - releasing products which were full of bugs - and I didnt expect Apple to go down that road!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 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.
I didnt buy the 4S in the basis of SIRI alone - just as well!
yes I did 'check out' the product before purchasing and my point still stands - the promise inferred by APple regarding SIRI is not delivered
Instead of attacking me for criticising Apple's undelivered promise (I guess you must be an Apple employee or someone with shares in Apple given the amount of defensive and offensive commentary you are adding here) - why not just cease commenting.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 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 - glad you have an open mind to Windows and Apple products. There's nothing I would like more than for my Apple products to work as well as they are depicted in advertisements, as I have invested much in them. Perhaps this is an unrealistic expectation and that I should accept that marketing has a tendency to sometimes conceal the reality, and that it is therefore 'wrong' for me to feel dissappointed. I dont accept that it is wrong for me to feel disappointed about SIRI. Most functions work on my iPhone 4S work just fine so lets not get this out of proportion - we are talking about SIRI here. Your comment about 'class action' is harsh and untrue by the way. I just wanted to have the SIRI experience as it was depicted, thats all.
@Patrick - I will wait to have iOS6 and see if that improves my SIRI experience.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 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.
Yeah - Siri is still as useless as it ever was for me. Unreliable and nothing like I expected it to be. Too bad it was advertised as being more than it evidently was in reality ofr me at least. I treat it like that extra cream on a cup of hot chocolate you can have - visually attractive and appealing but completely unecessary and often leaving a unpleasant taste in the mouth!