Apple’s new speech-powered personal assistant, Siri, that’s exclusive to the recently launched iPhone 4S has experienced its first major outage. The intelligent feature is experiencing a server outage, affecting users across the United States, which sparked an outrage in the micro blogging site Twitter.
iPhone 4S users began posting tweets that they were experiencing problems using Siri, as it fails to respond to voice commands. Some users said that it is activated correctly, but was not connecting to the server to process inputs. Some tests online confirmed the issue.
“With Siri Outage, iPhone 4S is now downgraded to an iPhone 4 with a Better Camera,” tweeted Anupam Ashish, an iPhone 4S user.
It is very unfortunate for the new service to experience failure, as on Wednesday, Apple released a statement confirming that its iOS 5 included “a few bugs that are affecting battery life,” after a few weeks of the new phone’s battery life complaints. The Cupertino tech giant said that they will release an update to fix this problem.
This seems to be the second time Siri went offline since the iPhone 4S was released last month. The first one took place just after the device was released in the US on October 14. The most recent outage seems to be worse than the first one.
Apple’s Siri personal assistant feature is still in its beta phase and according to the company, they are planning on adding support for more languages, as well as a number of new features.
via: Ars Technica