Siri doesn't work as advertised

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tekno, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. tekno macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2011
    There's an ad on at the moment showing Siri display an email of a recipe from Mum and a meeting at 12 Brook Street with an estate agent.

    I created an event called "Meet estate agent" location: 12 Brook Street. When I ask Siri, as per the ad, "Where am I meeting the estate agent?", Siri answers:

    "I don't see any meetings about estate agent".

    Have I got something terribly wrong or are Apple mis-selling Siri?
  2. Torresangel88 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2009
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    It's beta for a reason.
  3. Ciri macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2012
  4. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2012
    Does that matter? It's on youtube.
  5. tekno thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2011
    I don't think they'd be able to advertise features that dont exist - beta or otherwise. Furthermore, nowhere on the ad does it explain the feature is in beta.

    The ad is in England.
  6. Ciri, Mar 18, 2012
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  7. Ciri, Mar 18, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012

    Ciri macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2012
    1. Did mum email me that recipe?

    It can't search that content. Saying "that recipe" will probably confuse it. Just say, "Do I have new email?"

    2. Tell me Paris will be nice this weekend.

    Response: Sorry, I can't check the weather out to this Sunday. Here's how the next 5 days look for Paris, France.

    3. What's futurism?

    Response: How about a web search for what's futurism?

    Okay, if you go into Calendar, then put in Title: meet estate agent and Location: the whole address, if you ask it, it will tell you.
  8. aztooh macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2011
    It's "beta" because they are still adding languages. The functions that are there, should "just work"...isn't that what makes Apple products so great? Love how when something doesn't work, there are excuses.
  9. ras119 macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2011
  10. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

    Dec 28, 2009
    Just avoiding using Siri, its not required for the phone to work. ;)
  11. ctbear macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2010
    That's what I always say. People seem to have trouble grasping that concept though.
  12. Ciri macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2012
    How long is it going to be in beta though, years? That's what some have suggested.
  13. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2011
  14. thecharlesmoore macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2011
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] This is what I got.

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  15. Rideherhard macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2010
    You might need to say it in a British accent
  16. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
  17. tekno thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2011
    I'm afraid a British accent doesn't exist, unless I could do some combination of the English, Welsh and Scottish accent all at once!
  18. tekno thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2011
    Tried it again this morning and it's now working for me too. Maybe it was a temporary server glitch.
  19. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007

    Lol ,being an englishman that made me smile !

    As does your chosen name ;)
  20. DroidRules macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2010
    Of course it matters. Not all siri features are available in all countries. You'll be ok... take a deep breath and relax. If you don't like your 4s then sell it and buy another device. Don't like siri, don't use it.

    My new favorite thing is #whitepeoplesproblems

    So what you're saying is you have to be smarter than siri?

    So you were'nt doing it correctly and it didn't work. NOW you took ciri's advice and it works! Amazing!
  21. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    That little disclaimer on the advert which says "sequences shortened" means they could be doing any number of things that aren't shown to make it respond like it does.

  22. emjaycee18 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    Another thing to try would be to add "estate agent" to one of your contacts...either as a note, nickname, or job title.
  23. aztooh macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2011
    So many homers.

    I'll openly admit, my 4S "just works" better than the last 2 phones I used that weren't iPhones (Moto Atrix, BB Storm), but just marginally. It has plenty of issues with freezing, lagging and apps crashing. Not to mention quirks that I hate i.e. why does the app store kick me out to the homepage of the app I just updated, when I have several other apps to update? Or when I buy an app, maybe I want to keep shopping? Really annoying. And the notification system still sucks.

    iOS 5.x is generally smooth and useful, but it's far from perfect.

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