Siri sees intermittent outages - too much turkey over the holiday weekend?

Siri sees intermittent outages - too much turkey over the holiday weekend?
It appears that Siri, Apple’s new personal assistant on the iPhone 4S, has taken the day off on some people’s handsets. Outages were reported in parts of Europe and Korea. The problem doesn’t appear to be universal, and it’s unclear what may be causing the service disruption.

Siri doesn’t just reside on your phone; it actually gets information and personality from Apple’s data centers, like the one they built in North Carolina. Requests are processed and sent back, so network issues, server problems, or just trying to use it in an area with poor wireless coverage can cause problems.

This isn’t the first time Siri has had trouble showing up for work – there have been several smaller outage and at least one large-scale U.S. failure of service in the past. Apple generally doesn’t comment on Siri work stoppages, although consumer representatives have indicated that local network failures could be responsible for some of the problems seen today.

Anyone having problems with their digital assistant?

source: Electric Pig

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24 Comments

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

doh anyone have "another siri outtage" as this weeks i4s problem? :)

2. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

In order to make Siri as realistic as possible they designed the software so that once a month it takes a "break" for a couple days. This mimics the experience of having a female assistant in real life. Trust me, my secretary is a girl.

6. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

lol....lets not forget its stillin Beta..

7. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Too bad Apple doesn't mention that in all of its advertising. "This product is still in Beta and may not actually work, nor is it reliable" If you want to use "Beta" as an excuse, then let people know.

16. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Agreed it strangely works so perfect and fast in the 4s tv adverts but is much slower or doesn't even work in reality........hmmm its almost like apple made a big drama about it to resell a certain one year old product

21. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Hmmm.... Siri doesn't work, wow then why would anyone buy the "upgraded" iPhone, IDK, I'll stick with Google.

12. LordBonztie

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

if its a beta dont sell it to people. thats ripping of money from people

14. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

It's apple's first beta (product). And tomorrow you gonna say that android had never a beta and windows have never got a beta. LoL this is a beta and will get updates of course in other languages etc. And it's already better then other voice commands. Althought it doesn't support third party apps yet.

17. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

I like Siri for the most part. I did notice an outage yesterday for the first time ever. It was for a very short period of time later in the evening. Siri is still the best voice recognition on mobile. It is in Beta, and I'm sure theyre still working out the kinks. It isn't perfect, but neither is any other voice recognition. And they aren't selling beta software. It comes with the device for free.

19. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You are truly an iTard if you think buying a device, which is essentially the same device that was out over a year ago minus the new cam and new processor (which is sub par I might add) is worth the exact same price it was over a year ago then your nuts!! Trust me you all are paying for that crap ass software!! LMFAO!!

20. M1K3YWR19H7

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 31, 2011

this is awesome

3. palmguy

Posts: 979; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Attempted to shw a customer this weekend, it didn\'t work. I said wellll let\'s look at the Android phones.

8. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

I'm very disappointed in Siri too. Even when I have 3G coverage, it is slow and usually not helpful. In my experience, its mostly an advertising gimmick. Having said that, its still better than the voice command on my Droid X2. It would never recognize the right address or phone number. The Android system would be a poor Alpha build in comparison.

4. LewsTherin006

Posts: 140; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

seems like the tryptophan hit siri a few days late. zzzzzzzzzzzz

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

trypto build up from a few days of left overs. :)

9. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wow..trolling 101 is in session.. please Android fans I know you guys are butt hurt because the beloved Nexus is sitting in the shelves of verizon... and you guys were promised a November relased.. remember?... ahhh so enjoy the trolling and enjoy your google voice... dont forget.. to speak in phrases.. or it wont understand...

10. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

15. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

I don't know .... How gallito is talking....it's getting quite anoying indeeeed......He can talk english,,,,,,yes..............I agree he must stop..........talking in...........Because it's exhausting to................read.........................................?

18. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

ahhh only because is you tacohunter.. but is easier for me to type this way... dont ask me how or why just is... I dont see the problem.. there is people here that speak s**t everytime they post.. that is more damaging to our brains than my writting..

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its not the ... its the incomplete thoughts between the ... it makes it incoherent. proof read! :)

11. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

it was great, this morning listening to Howard stern on my android he tried to do siri live on the radio. And she kept telling him she wasn't able to assist him. I was laughing my butt off.

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Sounds like Siri may not be ready for the iCloud (or vice-versa).

22. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Ha, I love testing Siri on my friends phone and it never works! To believe one of them spent $400 dollars on it cause he had to have it!

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

tell em even the "free" androids have voice actions.. have had them for nearly 2 years.

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