Originally Posted by tikiman
I guess there's little point in mentioning that 95% of the time Siri works just fine for me, but I don't ask it to find "funky" names of locations, songs, etc. that I know it would be hard to understand. I must be in the minority.
I'm a big Apple supporter and don't support those criticising Siri because, well ... it's a beta.
On the other hand, my experience is the reverse of yours. Siri barely works at all for me. Maybe 2% of the time (if I'm generous).
Some obvious problems and reasons for this are:
- For anything other than Wolfram-Alph searches, it doesn't work *anywhere* outside the USA (I'm in Canada, that exotic far away country ten feet to the north).
- For everything else, it just asks to look it up on the web (just using Google search is much faster for this)
So if you want to know how many inches in a mile or how high the moon is, your in luck. Otherwise not at all. For stuff like adding appointments and dialling numbers, it only understands me roughly 10% of the time so of course I never use it for that because it's so unreliable.
The dictation part of Siri completely fails for me, every time, under all circumstances, in quiet and noisy places. I'm almost certain that this (and the low return on making appointments) is because of a stupid language preferences situation that the US engineers at Apple aren't even aware of. Because dictation fails literally 100% of the time (it doesn't even come close), I have to assume that it's because I have English language set as my preference instead of American. It's the only thing that makes sense to me.
All of these are dumb-ass beta problems though. I just hope that we don't have to wait more than a year after it's debut to actually get working copy of the product simply because we don't live in California.
Edited by Gazoobee - 5/25/12 at 8:57am