Apple disabled the Siri app

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cward0715, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. cward0715 macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2010
    The Siri app in the app store looks like it has been disabled. It will not recognize any voice commands. Looks as if they are trying to make Siri iPhone4 s exclusive. My last thread on this was deleted, but not sure why, as this is new information.
  2. rwilliams macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    I keep getting a "Retrieval Failed" error. That would be pretty lousy of Apple to disable this app.
  3. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    I just tried it and it works fine. You are wrong.
  4. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    That's like saying Apple disabled the phone app on the iPod Touch.
  6. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Apples and Oranges.

    Siri Assistant was an app launched Feb 2010. Completely independent. Now can't re-download it, disabled.
  7. Blinny83 macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2011
    That it is pretty weak of apple. Good thing I downloaded it right before the keynote.
  8. FearlessFreep macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2008
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I have the app (downloaded this morning) - opening it now throws an error 'Retrieval Failed'

    Definitely a questionable move by Apple. It's their app so they can do what they want with it, but they shouldn't disable it for people that already have it.
  9. mode101 macrumors regular


    Sep 6, 2007
    It's working for me... :eek:
  10. cward0715 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2010
    I'm getting the retrieval error. I've had the app for a few months now. Pretty low of apple to kill something that worked perfectly fine. I guess they killed it so no one can say "It works on my iP4, why is it iP4s exclusive?" Which it shouldn't be.
  11. MaxBurn, Oct 4, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2011

    MaxBurn macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2010
    I know I used to have this app, now it does not show in my updates, purchased, not on this phone list. Also when I link to the app via appshopper on the iphone it can't open the link. I don't even see the .ipa file on my computers hard drive!


    That's seriously messed up considering I can still download things like airview and VLC.

    Does anyone know what the ipa file name was? Maybe I'm not looking at the right thing.
  12. Derf Fred macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2011
    Siri on 3gs now disabled....Complain and see what happens

    I originaly posted this on usenet:

    The new iPhone 4s features Siri, a voice command program. This seems to be
    the most promoted feature of the new iPhone.

    I already have Siri on my 3GS. I downloaded it a while back. For some
    reason it is not available on iTunes any longer, so I read the help file
    within Siri. This is what it said.

    " I've been replaced! The new Siri is even smarter and better- looking than
    me and waiting for you on the iPhone 4s. I'll be leaving for home Oct. 15."

    My 3gs Siri is smart enough for me. If Apple makes Siri "go home" then my
    loyalty to Apple has vanished.

    end of original usenet post

    I then used the feedback button within Siri to voice this same concern. 10 minutes later when starting Siri this error message pops up.

    "There is a problem. I'm not getting the information I need from you"

    WOW....And I thought Apple was nice. It's true.The non 4s Siri will be gone Oct. 15 That is unless you complain to Apple. If you do they'll shut it down immediately.
  13. UncleDannie macrumors member

    Well, now it has been disabled for iPhone 4S. Every time I try it, I get a voice response that says it can't take new requests. Try again later. I have tried all day, still doesn't work.
  14. MaxBurn macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2010
    Still works for me, its beta and not to be relied on though.
  15. UncleDannie macrumors member

    Item resolved (I guess). Reset my iPhone and Siri working again. Beta or just bad luck? Don't know but will sure be happy when it comes out of beta. Hopefully, next month when iPad 3 launches.
  16. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    1) You revive a dead thread
    2) You dont even get the topic of the thread, Siri was an app, before it was an iPhone feature. OP was talking about the app, not the actual phone feature...
    3) SMH
  17. aztooh macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2011
    Really don't know why people still throw this out there. It's 'beta' in the sense that they are still adding languages and features to Siri. What is already there should be fully functional and "reliable".

    If you're going to say Siri is in beta, you better say iOS 5 is beta as well. I mean, it's been updated once and another update is in the works, right? That means it's not a finished product. And it never really will be, just like all software pretty much.

    Giving Apple a pass on Siri w/"it's in beta" and the reason, is weak. That being said, the only problems I really ever have with Siri is network related...which I think is pretty much everyone's problem with it.
  18. MacBookPro13" macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2011
    Apple have disabled my Siri too after I continuously swore at her asking to improve my battery life.

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