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Siri outages being reported around the country

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Siri outages being reported around the country
As first reported by iSmashPhone.com, there are a tremendous amount of reports of Siri outages surfacing on Twitter. Some users have reported extreme latency while others have stated they are not able to use the service at all.

Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, relies on a connection to Apple’s servers to process requests from users. Currently when a user make a request, most are receiving a response of “Sorry, I’m having trouble connecting to the network.

An outage is not completely outrageous considering Siri is still in beta, however, with Apple positioning it as a cornerstone feature of the iPhone 4S, many users will be disappointed that it is unavailable.

There is currently no official word from Apple in regards to an outage or an estimated recovery time.

source: iSmashPhone

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posted on 03 Nov 2011, 14:45 3

1. Crusadion (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Aug 2011)


I think this becoming an issue of supply and demand.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 14:49 2

3. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


ignorance must be true bliss for you...

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 15:10 5

11. _SavioR_ (Posts: 19; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)


I'm 100% positive that you're not even black. You're here trying to start shiit. Ignorant bastard.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 16:25 2

22. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I agree...being Black myself, I've noticed 13 to 22-year-old white men tend to think they are black because they listen to rap music, but have never gone into a black community, even good ones.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 16:12 2

20. Shangri-La (Posts: 49; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


I think Siri is actually made by HTC - it's 'quietly brilliant'.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 14:53 19

4. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


OMG no siris!!! its like having iphone 4 all over again!!! nooooo!!!

haha..

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 14:58 6

7. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


uuuhh that was harsh ...

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 15:16 5

13. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Iphone 4 owners can now even more easily fool their equally brainless chums that they also own a iphone 4s,all while other more aware smartphone owners look on pointing and laughing at them both having faulty apple phones.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 14:56 7

5. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


They must be talking to her wrong.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 23:06 1

32. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Dude this comment should be the headline of the article! CLASSIC!!

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 14:58 2

8. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Siri never had these kinds of problems when it was just an app. What the heck is Apple doing?

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 19:32 2

27. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I don't think the app used Apple's servers

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 15:01 10

9. andygallo (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


"Hi Siri, can you please shut down your service?"

"I sure can"

"...Hello?"

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 15:08 5

10. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1546; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Siri is still a beta?! hahahahaha

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 15:11 10

12. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


A wikipedia timeline:

2010 apple release a faulty iphone 4 plagued with problems,thousands of idiots buy it.

2011 Apple release the same phone again just rename it with an s and use mental pr techniques to fool the susceptible that its a new phone by having a revolutionary 'new' feature of 'siri' voice activations which was previously available on their app store for months and on rival os platforms for over a year.

2011: Several days after the release of this same iphone complaints flood in of poor battery,yellow screens,echo speaker calls and the siri ploy fails to work.

2011: a week after complaints thousands of idiots read all the faults and still hand their teenage money over for the phone in a zombie fashion

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 15:35 1

16. remyrz (Posts: 184; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)


in spanish... sabias palabras :P

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 15:41 5

17. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Seeing as apple idiots call anyone who is mentally aware enough to see all the faults of apple and its products trolls maybe you'd like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLEo7H9tqSM

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 15:35 3

15. taz89 (Posts: 2004; Member since: 03 May 2011)


if apple cant handle a few millions than imagine when they have 30+ million people using siri...i guess people are dissing apple because apple fans always claim apple are perfect and can do know wrong etc so when things do go wrong they should not be surprised by the trolling.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 15:55 8

18. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


Battery, voice echoes, and now siri ..... today I'm proud to say I'm an Android user

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 15:59 1

19. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


yet another apple great product...oh, wait...why it doesn't work???
siri will change your world..yeah, if you count only on siri, it can shatter your day into a pieces:)

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 16:20 2

21. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


HA SIRI IS DEAD! and who cares anyway. once people buy the phone and have fun with siri for 30 minutes and show people siri, they prolly never use it again.

they have fun asking it things like "where can i hide dead bodies?" or "nearest whorehouse" but then once the NOVELTY wears off, they never use it again.

siri = barcode scanner. fun... impressive... but never used after the initial fun wears away.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 16:48 2

23. Carlitos (Posts: 291; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


And the list grows on all the faults on the iphones 4s. Apple is getting farther and farther away from perfection. As a matter of fact it is beginning to look like some android handsets that come with a handfuls of issues.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 17:03 1

24. Andy252 (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


I would honestly have any of these small problems that get fixed quickly rather than any crap fragmented barely working non updaded crappy app store android. Comes from a nexus s owner.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 17:45 3

25. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Barely working... non updated... you do realize that your Nexus is first in line for updates, and will get ICS? You also do realize that there are many high quality Android phones that work well, right? Also, you do realize that the two most recent versions of Android make up the significant majority of Android phones in use, right?

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 17:46 2

26. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well, I guess today just isn't Apple's day. However, Android has had those days too. Apple is allowed to not be perfect. I just hope their users and the company remembers that.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 20:19 2

28. akhi216 (Posts: 61; Member since: 01 May 2011)


Siri, why aren't you yourself anymore?

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 20:37 2

29. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you know all these product problems are going to hurt sales.. even some ibots want their phone to do SOMETHING.. SOMETIMES.. lol

That Q1 2012 bet is starting to look mighty good for team samsung to win.. keep it up apple!! :)

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 21:10 3

30. Immolate (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Wait, Apple says Siri is beta? Ah hellz nah. You ship it, it isn't beta. You stand on a stage and hawk your wares based on a product feature, it isn't beta. Sorry, excuse fail.

Companies ship crappy products all the time. Apple isn't immune from that possibility, nor does their legendary past quality control make their current screw-ups go away. It's hard to argue that sixteen months isn't enough time to iron out the bugs in your product. It seems to me that something happened that forced their plans to change late the in game and the 4S was a cobbled-together compromise.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 22:00 4

31. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


So much for the "iphone is the best"

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 23:23

33. Andy252 (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Fixed .. Turn the phone off and turn it back on!

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 23:58 1

34. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


So it means what is said to Siri is send and stored to apple servers ?
Of course it is !!!

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 00:57

35. ToneDef (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Anyone heard of getting the 'cold shoulder' ? Just buy her some flowers and everything'll be alright.

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 11:34

36. rasinhussy (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 Dec 2008)


I must have gotten a bad iPhone 4S... Excellent battery life, awesome camera, no yellowing, no echoing issues, Siri works just fine.

Better than any Android phone I've owned, and I love Android!

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 13:00 2

37. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


now apple would patent the word "sh**".. and they gonna start suing everyone for using it .. coz thats what apple products are. and they actually invented shi*

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