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Siri users report serious US outage

updated 04:05 pm EDT, Thu November 3, 2011

Cause so far unexplained

Many US iPhone 4S owners are reporting an outage of Siri, the device's integrated voice command system. "I'm really sorry, but I can't take any requests right now. Please try again in a little while," reads one error message triggered by asking a question. Another is similar, but begins with "There's something wrong, and I can't answer your questions right now."

Although the main requirement for using Siri is a 4S, it also has to communicate with Apple servers, where the actual processing of questions takes place. The service could therefore be suffering overload, but the problem might also be attributable to a glitch with the servers themselves. Apple has yet to comment on the situation publicly.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Paul Huang

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I am too popular

    Take a number, please.

  1. AlenShapiro

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Let the quotes begin....

    I'm Siri Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.

  1. ggarthe

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not here...

    Working fine in Northern Michigan.

  1. pairof9s

    Joined: Dec 1969



    "I can't help you right now. I just caught my husband in bed w/ Ms. Galaxy S 2!"

    Comment buried. Show
  1. imNat-imadouche

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Siri sucks

    Nuff said.

  1. JEB

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Labor Laws say . . .

    . . . it's okay; Siri's just out for a smoke break with HAL. Back in 15.

  1. facebook_Sam

    Via Facebook

    Joined: Nov 2011


    This sucks

    Not working here in southeast Michigan.

    If Steve were still there, heads would freaking roll for this...and the iTunes Match release date slip.

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