Siri doesn't know what time it is?!

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  1. RogueApple macrumors member

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    I just asked Siri what time it was in London (ordering a Range Rover) and she replied back that it is 3:14pm and offered up a link to the Clock app. Click on the link and then the correct time is listed in the app as 11:14pm. Anyone else able to try this and see if they have the same problem?

    BTW, I'm in CA so PST
     
  2. drb1992 macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure you looked at the right clock? Unless you add London to your World Clocks list, it won't show up. I just asked Siri and she gave me the right time, but when I clicked on the clock app, I had to manually add London to my clock list to see the time.
     
  3. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe she thought you meant London, California :)
     
  4. RogueApple thread starter macrumors member

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    HAHAHA I think you're right! If I specify "London, England" she gets it right.

    I didn't even know there was a London, CA :eek:
     
  5. drb1992 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe, when I asked for London's time it gave me the time for London, England. Then again, I don't live in CA, so maybe she gave you the time for London, CA because you live in CA.
     
  6. Geckotek macrumors G3

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  7. sennekuyl macrumors regular

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    Confused location and weird response.

    To the above request, Siri responds, "Sorry XXX, I don't know what time it is in 9 Walter Street."

    Walter St is about 5 blocks from me, but it is really disappointing that it doesn't get the time off the phone. Just in case I find some earphones I can actually wear for longer than 10 minutes without adjusting them. Hopefully it will amend the error to "but your phone says it is 10:53 am" or similar when they bring the full power of Siri to Australia.

    It sorta gets the time when I specify the town. It takes the time of our largest nearby metropolitan area --- only 700km or so away. Fortunately, that is still within the same timezone.
     
  8. Smoother macrumors member

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    I'm assuming this is not sarcasm

    Lol @ Anyone asking for the time for a street.
    There is probably a couple 100 Walter Streets around the world and since you already in the timezone you are asking for it would make no sense at all to know what the time was 5 blocks away from you.

    What's next? Being disappointed over the fact that Siri won't give you the answer for what the time is at your neighbor? Or the weather at your local bus stop?
     
  9. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    Kentucky can really get you in trouble with this. We have:

    London
    Paris
    Baghdad
    Florence
    Alexandria
    Carthage
    Glasgow
    Versailles
    Battle
    California
    Mexico
    Texas

    ..and probably others I can't think of right now. It's important to be specific. ;)
     
  10. sennekuyl, Oct 20, 2011
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    sennekuyl macrumors regular

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    Ahh, no. I asked, "What time is it?" to which Siri responded with not knowing what the time is in Walter street. Walter St was never requested. The issue and subsequent disappointment is:
    1. The accuracy of location is worth taking note of for situations that may result in total confusion.
    2. When location fails, why not tell the time from the clock on the phone?*

    But you are right. Asking for a street 5 blocks away makes no sense. If you did it for SnG, why post it in a thread about errors? I'm glad I didn't make that mistake. :)
     

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