iPhone 4S Siri is RACIST

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  1. r2fa3l macrumors regular

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    It won't recognize the names of some of my hispanic friends :(

    SIRIously though, they should fix this asap.

    Anyone Else?

    JK about the racist thing, but it really surprises me that Apple
    could've forgotten about this. Not just Hispanic names....but
    Portuguese ones as well...Not everyone is named John or Steve yanno
     
  2. Pochi Hanaki macrumors regular

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    Yep had to change my wife's name to just wife instead of her name.
     
  3. r2fa3l thread starter macrumors regular

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    Had to change a contact of mine from Miguel to Mike myself,
    and it's really annoying cause I know like 6 Mike's...
     
  4. Juan007 macrumors 6502a

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    Hispanic is not a race.

    BTW it doesn't recognize Chinese names either. Try "call xiaopeng" (if you can even pronounce that name correctly...)
     
  5. disarticulate macrumors regular

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    Wasn't it widely published that Siri currently only supports English French and German??? I'm sure when Spanish is supported your friends' names will register.
     
  6. Justim macrumors 6502

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    You can ask Siri to put your relationship in your info, so it will always know.
     
  7. PNutts macrumors 601

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    It wasn't forgotten, it's just not implemented yet. Apple knows how many stores they have where the first language is not English, German, and French.

    Yes. "Users may also change the language for Siri. At launch, the feature will come with built-in support for English, German and French. The software will be in beta at launch, with more languages and services to be added over time."
     
  8. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Sadly, it's no longer surprising how easily some people are offended and how quickly they toss around the accusation of racism. Then toss in the 'just kidding' phrase as camouflage. Perhaps the OP should sue Apple for only having black and white iPhones and no brown iPhones.
     
  9. powerbuddy macrumors 6502

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    Ah finally thank you.....I was hoping from Day 1 someone will create a thread like this!
     
  10. stevenisHAUNTED macrumors member

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    Are you implying there are no black or white Hispanics?
     
  11. LeeRod macrumors member

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    I had to change my own name on the phone. Doesn't surprise me, very few people can actually say my name right, didn't expect Siri to. :D
     
  12. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    Goot thought, but that doesn't seem to be working. Asked to text wife, asks who wife is and I tell it. 10 minutes later, I ask to text wife again and again it asks who my wife is....

    Disappointing
     
  13. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Maybe Siri has a poor short term memory? :p
     
  14. Pochi Hanaki macrumors regular

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    How do you do that when it doesn't know the name?
     
  15. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    Thank you... Finally someone with a brain.
     
  16. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    If you say text my wife for the 1st time it will ask who your wife is. You tell it and it is supposed to remember. Not doing that
     
  17. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    You know this is a Beta, right?

    I really think a good majority of you make threads, without doing research..
     
  18. iphoneclassic macrumors 6502

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    I thought about same thing but remembered Apple's comment "Siri is Beta in the sense additional languages will be added in future". Did I misunderstood.
     
  19. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    During the Keynote, dude said that this is a beta, and it still has issues.. Also, with the full release, it'll support more languages, features, and additional commands/responses.
     
  20. Pochi Hanaki macrumors regular

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    Yea but it doesn't recognize her name so that is not going to work for me. It keeps saying I don't understand "Sorry" which is not what I was saying. I tried several ways to say it but still no luck.
     
  21. outz macrumors 6502

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    in contacts you can specify a phonetic field... which im assuming means you can spell the name how it sounds and possibly siri will work?
     
  22. mac jones macrumors 68040

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  23. wahoo10 macrumors 6502

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    For those trying to do the name/relationship thing: go to your contact, Edit, then at the bottom, add a field, choose "spouse". Add their name. Then maybe, "call spouse"?
     
  24. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Mine seems to understand my parents' names just fine (both of them are Indian)
     
  25. possumwater macrumors regular

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    Just think about how difficult it can be for some of the old school Mormons in Utah :) They can't just name it "Wife." I guess the could say Wife #1 etc. I bet they call them their bottom B hahaha
     

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