Siri: Support

Number:rdar://17722963 Date Originated:July 18, 2014
Status:Closed Resolved:
Product:iOS SDK Product Version:8.0.0 (12A4318c)
Classification:Serious Bug Reproducible:Always
When having set Siri to German you can ask for a Timer to be started with “5 Minute Timer”, but not with “5 Minute Countdown”.

Steps to Reproduce:
- Set Siri to German
- Hold the Home Button to get Siri to listen
- Ask for “5 Minuten Countdown”

Expected Results:
- a 5 Minute Timer should begin to count down

Actual Results:
- Siri performs a web search for “5 Minuten Count-down”
- German user gets frustrated

- This has been bothering me for quite some time

In German both “Timer” and “Countdown” can be used synonymously, both being words borrowed from the English language, both being pronounced the English way.


Please note: Reports posted here will not necessarily be seen by Apple. All problems should be submitted at before they are posted here. Please only post information for Radars that you have filed yourself, and please do not include Apple confidential information in your posts. Thank you!