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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  • http://twitter.com/STEELCURTAIN68 Dave B

    Here in NY Siri couldn’t connect to the network

  • http://twitter.com/ProZack27 Zachary Sloane

    Not working for me.

  • Anonymous

    a DDOS in the works here?

  • http://twitter.com/YoungGreen83 Keith Green

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

  • http://twitter.com/ic0dex ic0edx

    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?

  • http://twitter.com/Benselmani Ben Selmani

    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.

      • http://twitter.com/TarekMMD Tarek

        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.

      • http://twitter.com/Caramello_01 Caramello

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

    • http://twitter.com/TarekMMD Tarek

      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.

  • http://twitter.com/AWonton aWonton

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

  • http://twitter.com/Michael_Bois Michael Bois

    Siri is working here in Knoxville, TN

  • http://twitter.com/AndySpicer_30 andy spicer

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

  • http://twitter.com/Lewser21 Lewis Beyda

    Not working in Florida.

  • http://twitter.com/RileyFreeman Riley Freeman

    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

  • http://twitter.com/Dayne_WebStarts Dayne Jones

    Its almost as if its in beta.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1551240193 Jamie Petro

    Working for me in Va
    Now not working…

  • http://twitter.com/therealjdizzle joshua miranda

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

  • Anonymous

    Louisville ky not working

  • http://twitter.com/TarekMMD Tarek

    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.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VN56AYZ6GDBN6ASBXBQ4BPWIUM twited21

    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)

  • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien

    Mine seems to be working on and off.

  • Anonymous

    Yep. Siri is giving me the silent treatment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1740237025 Breno José de Jesus

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-Mauricio/1783282716 Alan Mauricio

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

  • http://twitter.com/jjohnson313 J.Johnson 

    mine is working just fine

  • Anonymous

    Working for me

  • Philemon Ramgolam

    Maybe she’s got a cold.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RE6RVAJX3PVG3SRAUU4I6ZU5CE Joseph

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

  • http://twitter.com/steph_assouline Stephanie Assouline

    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!

  • http://twitter.com/timlamb21 TIMlambBO¥

    She is not working in Utah

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien

      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.