Siri FAIL!: Siri Can’t Give Maps Or Directions in China!


siri china,does siri work in China,siri fail china,siri chinese,apple iphone 4s siri chinaWell we all new Siri can’t understand the Chinese language, and she sometimes has problems with accents, however we didn’t know (until a few days ago) that Siri is pretty much useless in China even when spoke to in English!
I popped in to the local Apple store here in Qingdao, China (there are actually about 15 local Apple stores here!) and decided to play about with the iPhone 4S with the thoughts I might be won over and buy one! How wrong was I!

In the video below you can see that Siri tells me repeatedly that locations, maps and directions are not available in China even when speaking English! Which for me makes the iPhone 4S useless.

The strange thing is when asked the time Siri know which city and country I’m in, but still says my location isn’t available in China!? Does this mean that Siri fails in China completely or that Siri’s location services are banned in China?

Also she can’t quite understand me……

 

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7 Comments

  1. January 30, 2012

    I’ve found it useless despite the fact that I speak English as a native speaker – it fluffs up things like stock quotes and cant understand basic english words like home

    • February 11, 2012

      Did you try Evi? its not bad for recognizing voices but it’s equally useless

  2. Guest
    January 30, 2012

    I’ve found it useless despite the fact that I speak English as a native speaker – it fluffs up things like stock quotes and cant understand basic english words like home

    • Andi Sykes
      February 12, 2012

      Did you try Evi? its not bad for recognizing voices but it’s equally useless

  3. Toby
    February 21, 2012

    Location services aren’t blocked… it’s supposed that Apple will make chinese voice recognition and locations available in China in 2012… let’s hope they do!

  4. Guest
    February 21, 2012

    Location services aren’t blocked… it’s supposed that Apple will make chinese voice recognition and locations available in China in 2012… let’s hope they do!