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Old Oct 5th, 2011, 12:57 AM   #71
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Has anyone caught if Apple has announced what time on October 7th the pre-order starts? I think iPad 2 was something like 1am EST.
Given the US one will be at 12:01 AM PST I assume the Canadian one will be the same.
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Old Oct 5th, 2011, 07:05 AM   #72
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Siri is coming to Canada:



Siri is coming to Canada

What's not clear is if any of the features won't be completely working.
I question the announcement. This question was most likely posed to some rep on the floor during hands-on after the presentation so I don't look at it as anything official. With it absent from apple.ca I am going to put my bet it doesn't show up on Canadian iPhones.

On October 14th we will be able to tell.
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I question the announcement. This question was most likely posed to some rep on the floor during hands-on after the presentation so I don't look at it as anything official. With it absent from apple.ca I am going to put my bet it doesn't show up on Canadian iPhones.

On October 14th we will be able to tell.
looks like it's just a matter of enabling it for us Canucks.

Report: Canada will get Siri voice assistant with iPhone 4S | MacNN

i guess it's a language thing so they don't want to officially announce it's availability.
maybe with all the patent lawsuits they're puckered up from putting themselves in a liable position

ie. the opposite of McDonald's warning ppl it's coffee is hot to the touch lol
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Siri is coming to Canada
What's not clear is if any of the features won't be completely working.
I read through all the comments / questions / answers in that Loop article, and maybe I'm too pessimistic but it did not leave me confident. If it was just a matter of not being 'localized' to Canada, then why did they purge any reference to Siri from the Canadian site?

The situation reminds me of last September when the AppleTV 2 came out. The keynote had lots of talk about those 99cent TV show rentals. But Apple.ca had no mention whatsoever about TV show rentals. And sure enough, there were no TV shows in Canada, the category didn't even appear on the AppleTV when you turned it on. I hoped that it was just a matter of time and eventually we'd get this; instead Apple removed it from everyone else. I guess that's one way to achieve parity.

So this time around, I'm seeing the same invisibility treatment applied to Siri, and that makes me think that when your shiney new iPhone 4S gets activated in Canada, Siri will be missing. I hope I'm wrong.

But I'm not going to pre-order the phone assuming this feature is there, based on one unsubstantiated report from one journalist.
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I was also wondering about data plans for the 4S now with cloud computing.
There must be a way to turn that off so it can be manually updated.

Just thinking it could add up data wise in a hurry.
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I was also wondering about data plans for the 4S now with cloud computing.
There must be a way to turn that off so it can be manually updated.

Just thinking it could add up data wise in a hurry.
iCloud storage and backup can be turned on / off in settings. iCloud backup is wi-fi only, so no data charges there.

You can also turn on/off iCloud synching for individual stuff like contacts, calendars, reminders, et cetera. And it looks like you can even limit iCloud synching to WiFi, at least for Documents & Data (i.e. iCloud enabled apps.)
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looks like it's just a matter of enabling it for us Canucks.

Report: Canada will get Siri voice assistant with iPhone 4S | MacNN

i guess it's a language thing so they don't want to officially announce it's availability.
maybe with all the patent lawsuits they're puckered up from putting themselves in a liable position

ie. the opposite of McDonald's warning ppl it's coffee is hot to the touch lol
What language thing?

That article is just a copy of the orginal from the Loop. I am sure that reported just talked to some rep on the floor during the hands on, thats not official Apple. With it not on Apple.ca it won't be available.
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What language thing?

That article is just a copy of the orginal from the Loop. I am sure that reported just talked to some rep on the floor during the hands on, thats not official Apple. With it not on Apple.ca it won't be available.
French is the language issue - seems they only have english so far and with French being the other official language, I thought maybe they wouldn't officially say it.

I can't see Apple having 2 different software versions (1 with siri, other without). That doesn't make sense to me, but you make a point that apple hasn't officially said anything.

i'm going to call apple right now actually b/c i need to know. if it's not, then it's an iphone4 for me.

Joker: you are right. I just called Apple (1-800-MY-APPLE) and Siri WILL NOT be available on the iphone4S.

She wasn't able to confirm if it's just a delay, but definitely not now.

that sucks.

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French is the language issue - seems they only have english so far and with French being the other official language, I thought maybe they wouldn't officially say it.

I can't see Apple having 2 different software versions (1 with siri, other without). That doesn't make sense to me, but you make a point that apple hasn't officially said anything.

i'm going to call apple right now actually b/c i need to know. if it's not, then it's an iphone4 for me.

Joker: you are right. I just called Apple (1-800-MY-APPLE) and Siri WILL NOT be available on the iphone4S.

She wasn't able to confirm if it's just a delay, but definitely not now.

that sucks.
But French is part of the languages released.

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I don't think speaking with frontline Apple people on their sales line will give you the definitive answer of whether Siri will actually be on the phone or not, or whether it will just have limited Canadian features etc...
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