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Apple Updates Siri in Canada with Improved Time and Weather Capabilities

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When Siri first launched in Canada, the personal assistant was limited in what it could answer, and that included both data, time, and the weather without phrasing questions in a specific way. If you look back to our Siri hands on article, you’ll see the service had difficulty answering a simple question such as, ‘What time is it?’.

Now, it appears Apple has quietly updated Siri to be able to answer more questions in Canada, which we’ve noticed over the past few weeks and according to your tips too. She can now answer ‘what time is it’ without mentioning your location in the question.

Here are some example weather and time-related questions Siri can now answer, which she could not before (make sure Siri Location Services are toggled ON):

  • What time is it?
  • What is the weather today?
  • What will be the high/low temperature today?
  • Is it going to rain/snow today?

 
 
This seems to be a minor tweak to Siri for Canadian users, as those on iOS 5.1 and iOS 5.0.1 are getting the same results. Apple updated Siri to support Japanese in iOS 5.1. Canadians are still patiently waiting for location services support for Siri.

Let us know if Siri can answer these questions for you now in the comments.

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