Resolved Siri Beta Only Limits UK Functionality

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  1. Macman45, Nov 1, 2011
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    Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Well, my 4S arrived yesterday, and I have to say, I'm underwhelmed. Okay it's faster than my 4, but the most interesting feature (siri) has very little use in the UK.

    It does the basics, clock, mail etc. But has no map function as yet.

    If you stand the 2 phones together you wouldn't know which was which. My first Apple disappointment for a long time. I guess we will just have to wait for added function as time goes by.
     
  2. DroidRules, Nov 2, 2011
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    OP, take it back if you're not happy.... it's not rocket science.
     
  3. evilblob macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    If it makes it any better, it's not just the UK, we're the same here in Australia. I still consider it a great help, but can't wait for it to be complete!
     
  4. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the UK and I find it extremely useful.
     
  5. nomad01 macrumors 68000

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    I'm really sorry you're not happy with the phone but to be honest... what were you expecting?

    The changes between iPhone 4 and 4s are well documented and apple have made no secret that Siri is limited outside the US. If you're armed with that info, why not just stick with the iPhone 4?

    Again, what were you expecting? You only have to look at the images on Apple's website to see what it looks like.
     
  6. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Err... they're not exactly shouting that Siri is crippled from the rooftops in their advertising. It's easy to see how casual observers would be under the impression it does a lot more than it currently does if Apple wasn't hiding behind small print.

    Phazer
     
  7. nomad01 macrumors 68000

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    Okay, fair enough. They're not shouting about it but it's not a secret and anyone on this forum is going to be exposed to plenty of information regarding this.

    And I don't think Apple are misleading people into believing the iPhone has a new design so saying that you're disappointed that it looks the same as the iPhone 4 is absurd.
     
  8. Lukus macrumors member

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    This.

    Don't like it? Take it back and wait until next year.
     
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    The lack of UK functionality has more to do with poor fiscal planning by the previous government and the worldwide over extension of credit facilities by various credit agencies than anything to do with Siri.
     
  11. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

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    I'm all up for blaming the last government for things, so I'm intrigued as to how this is their fault.

    Siri doesn't know where the nearest hairdresser is, blame Gordon Brown.

    Please let it be so. :)
     
  12. amammad macrumors regular

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    Do Apple advertise any of the location functionality in the UK? Adverts? Website?

    Then why would somebody assume it was a feature?

    The OP is whining over his own folly.
     
  13. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Still waiting for mine to arrive and if I'm going to be disappointed it won't be because the 4S looks the same or because I can't have Siri use location services
     
  14. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    From what I've seen, the speech to text feature works well, and Siri will obviously get better in time.

    edit: not forgetting the camera
     
  15. cjbryce macrumors 6502

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    ROFL. Post of the day:)

    Looking forward to the UK Siri rollout. Sooner rather than later would be good though.
     
  16. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Excellent! Very funny indeed. :D
     
  17. Stella macrumors 604

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    It is well documented that the Mapping features are only available in the US and using the US voice, at the moment.
     
  18. Beauborg, Nov 2, 2011
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    Gordon Brown?

    Now I wouldn't say I'm that knowledgable on politics but even I know...
     
  19. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

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    Know what?

    I've probably just missed a joke again. The first one was a bit subtle for me in the morning it seems.
     
  20. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    Are you saying that you didn't know this before you purchased the phone? Really?
     
  21. Macman45 thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    I Wont Be Returning It

    It's faster than my 4, and in due course siri will be out of BETA. I guess it just didn't have the usual "Bling" factor you usually get with a new Apple product.

    I've noticed that it's a little bit smaller than the 4 too (not by much though) The kick is in the speed of my apps, which has definitely improved.

    I'll spend some time with siri, and I guess it is kind of cool asking it to get your email etc.

    I had a big discount on it too, so I'm happier now!

    May hang on to my 4, although a friend has dropped several hints,so it may go to him.
     
  22. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    Then why start this thread in the first place?
     
  23. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    It's not just in the UK but everywhere outside the US.

    Regards being identical to the iPhone 4 what were you expecting. Everyone knows it looks pretty much identical to that. :eek: :rolleyes:
     

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