iOS 5.1 launches today, brings Siri in Japanese

iOS 5.1 launches today, brings Siri in Japanese
We’re covering today’s massive Apple event in San Francisco and iOS and Siri were the first things CEO Tim Cook had on his list of announcements. With iOS sales reaching the stunning 64 million just this last quarter, the operating system that’s powering those Apple devices got bumped up to iOS 5.1

With it Siri is ending up on more phones than ever. The humble virtual assistant has now learned Japanese in addition to the three existing languages - English, German and French.

"Siri in Japanese is a part of iOS 5.1. It's available today. And we're rolling it out in Japan over the next few weeks," Tim Cook said.

In addition to having iOS 5.1, Apple users will get something more in their iTunes cloud storage - movie support. 

source: Apple



8. SteveDFive

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

I did the update and now my camera will not launch from the lock screen. The wife's iPhone had the same result after the update. Don't they test drive these updates before release?

7. joey18

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

Japanese who speak the thin they say alot language no spanish so apple takes 6 months for language so poor my iphone is not tipe

6. ilia1986 unregistered

Can't update. Says "Server could not be contacted".

5. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I wonder if it's just the universal Japanese that Apple decided that Siri should learn, because there are other Japanese languages that pertain to the more local communities/societies (like each prefecture has their own native Japanese dialect). I wonder if Siri will be able to pick that up, if not, then whether Apple will consider implementing that, which will be more work... I could read, speak, and write in universal Japanese. If I here the local, native people from different prefectures speaking their own Japanese language, it's like trying to learn a new language all over again... -_-

4. denmcdon

Posts: 91; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

Its live just got it.

3. cupcake

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

Saigo ni.

2. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The iPad 3 is looking real good so far.

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