Apple wizard voice took on a coffee break on Thursday extended.
Asked about the VentureBeat blog I had been doing during an outage apparent, Siri, the voice-controlled "wizard" that is the outstanding feature of the new iPhone 4S, responded in a way that raised eyebrows of any employer:
I just listed the names of a handful of day spas.
"Siri where have you been all day?" The blogger asks. His response: "I've found 12 places similar to 'all day ... 11 of them are not very far from you."
Well, at least she said. For much of Thursday - five hours, according to Fortune CNN partner site - voice controlled Apple wizard does not work at all for some people, apparently due to a server outage.
Siri has to communicate with computers that are in the cloud to understand and process voice commands, so observers to believe that something went wrong with the system. Apple has not commented on the court and not immediately respond to CNN's request for information.
Many iPhone users 4S, when they asked questions Siri Thursday, said that was greeted with this: ". I'm sorry, I'm having trouble connecting to the network"
That message was even when the phones were connected to Wi-Fi or 3G, reportedly appeared on tech blogs and Twitter.
Some users Siri was a bit lost without his personal assistant. That's pretty amazing when you consider that Siri is definitely a new hire. 4S The iPhone went on sale October 14. However, some people have come to rely on it in those three weeks.
"(I) t was horrible. I had to use the annoying application of Google to find a Jamba Juice!" Twitter user @ The_Beer_Baron_ wrote in response to a question from CNN about the blackout.
"She is usually pretty reliable, though bold," said the user.
Technical writers discuss the style of management could be better for this assistance walking.
Sarah Perez on TechCrunch thought it might be better for cutting some slack. Or maybe not.
"Of course, Syria is still a beta product - and this is what happens with beta products - but when Siri Apple promotes as one of the best and OMG-I have-that-that the new features of its latest device through cloying your new TV ads, it is worth noting that the service has delivered what was promised, "he wrote.
Others see their responsibility - that is, responding to questions from its owner, address search, calling people and looking for songs to play - as unrealistic given the job qualifications of Siri.
Maybe it's too much to think servers running Siri - a complicated and fairly new technology that has been tried and failed - to always be running.
"Not only is the AI is still in its infancy - a condition that has been in more than half a century - but it is based on its current incarnation of the networks and servers whose lack of reliability you can count," wrote Philip Elmer- Fortune DeWitt Apple 2.0 blog.
"The good thing is that the iPhone still has a touch screen."
Things can go well though. So far, nobody seems to want to fire Siri yet.
Well, except maybe the Furby.