iPhone 4S Users Reporting Nationwide Siri Outage

By , Nov 3, 2011

Apple has been struggling over the past few weeks with software issues. The recent iOS 5 update was found to be littered with problems, including the now infamous battery bug. And then there is the delayed iTunes Match launch.

But none of that compares to the latest fiasco. VentureBeat is reporting that Siri has gone down across the US for a number of iPhone 4S customers. Not only does that mean that Siri is inaccessible, but Dictation isn’t working either…

Unfortunately, we can confirm the outage. Siri isn’t currently working on our handsets. Although it is still marked as Beta, you have to wonder how Apple could let something of this magnitude happen to the hit feature of its latest handset.

Its recent line of commercials has starred the edgy personal assistant, meaning it could be the sole reason that new customers pick up Apple’s smartphone. Imagine how upset they’re going to be when they ask Siri a question and she doesn’t respond.

Is Siri working for you?

Update: Siri seems to be working for some of us again, but many are still reporting no connectivity.

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  • Here in NY Siri couldn’t connect to the network

  • Not working for me.

  • Anonymous

    a DDOS in the works here?

  • That’s y I sold my 4 and got the 4S. My Siri isn’t working but my dictation was. A minute ago.

  • It’s not working in Los Angeles, maybe she’s just sleeping?

  • Anonymous

    In the DC area she’s not speaking to me… was it something I said?

  • Apple is turning into the next Microsoft….
    Money starts flowing in galore quality starts going down…
    Surprised apple is launching their products with problems.

    • Anonymous

      I think “turning into the next Microsoft” is a bit much. Having said that, I don’t think Siri was ready for release. I think maybe they released it so Steve could watch the conference and see it being presented. That might be a stretch as well, but being the Microsoft is definitely a stretch.

    • Kiel Wallace

      Um, not really. They are obviously facing bandwidth issues which have also hit Amazon, Valve and numerous other companies. The quality is fine, the service is just overloaded. Once they ramp up everything will be back to normal.

      Hardly resembles Microsoft.

      • And what is wrong with Microsoft, the standardizers of our file formats, the creators of the most prolific operating system, the funders of Apple when they were struggling, the challengers that got IBM to reinvent itself.

      • Kiel Wallace

        I wasn’t trying to attack Microsoft.

        But for faulty launches how about Windows ME, 2000 (pre SP1) and Vista (pre SP1).

        I don’t have a problem with Microsoft personally. But comparing this outage to the ills of Microsoft is apples and oranges.

        Yes Microsoft has done a lot of good but that’s hardly the point I was making.

        I could go on about closed file formats being standardized (.docx) and anti-open practices. But this is not the place.

      • Microsoft better than mac osx, for real…, I dont know win7 phone vs ios on iphone, looks like iOS is the winner here.

    • When you work in the software business, you know that it is impossible to have software without bugs. Just as in engineering, you cannot be 100% guaranteed that what you built will survive the worst earthquake, windstorm, etc.

      I think the bashing of Apple or Microsoft is kinda funny and unwarranted. Both of these companies have immeasurably improved our productivity and helped us unify software specifications.

      Sure we have high expectations of them. But we also need to cut them some slack if they make a mistake or have a problem here or there. They both have the integrity to fix, improve and innovate continuously.

      I wholeheartedly support both companies as well as Google too.

  • Portland, Or here, taking much longer to respond to commands than usual, worked 1/5 attempts.

  • Siri is working here in Knoxville, TN

  • Maybe Siri and HAL eloped or went to have a baby named SKYNET!

  • Not working in Florida.

  • i think people are overreacting. outages happen from your internet, satellite to blackberry. its not a big deal.

    but mine is working in canada

  • Anonymous

    Siri ont working for me or gf in Ohio

  • Its almost as if its in beta.

  • Working for me in Va
    Now not working…

  • Yeah and iMessage has dropped too works on and off!!!

  • Anonymous

    Louisville ky not working

  • A month ago, we knew nothing about Siri and were getting along fine with our iPhone.

    Today, Apple is bad because the Siri servers are down and we cannot ask Siri silly questions?!

    Thank you for the heads-up. But this post’s tone is way to negative, Cody. Fiasco, really? Way too dramatic.

  • Ohh no it’s just another antena gate story for the press to try a tarnish this awesome device

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  • Anonymous

    still working for me here in Charlotte (NC)

  • Mine seems to be working on and off.

  • Anonymous

    Yep. Siri is giving me the silent treatment.

  • I think Steve is Lacking for Apple. everything’s going wrong since his death! =/

  • Siri stopped working for me like around 3:00pm central time, but now its working fine.

  • mine is working just fine

  • Anonymous

    Working for me

  • Philemon Ramgolam

    Maybe she’s got a cold.

  • Yea! Siri wasn’t working for me as well. Tried restarting reset and no luck…San Antonio,Tx

  • Here in Toronto, Canada its working fine although I still cant access Canadian maps

  • Anonymous

    Was bragging about Siri to an iPhone skeptic. She didn’t work. I was humiliated. I demand reparations!

  • She is not working in Utah

    • Mine is having trouble in California

  • John Lehmkuhl

    It works, then it doesn’t and then it does. I think Apple doesn’t have enough computer servers dedicated to Siri and each week tons more people pick up iPhone 4S’s so Apple isn’t keeping ahead of the curve. Very disappointing as a iPhone 4S user to never know when one of the key features won’t work…. especially when showing how cool this is to friends – or even worse trying to use it for something important and Siri can’t connect.