New iPhone ‘doesn’t understand Scottish accent’
Claims accent baffles Apple’s new iPhone 4S
SCOTS have found a problem with Apple’s latest iPhone – they claim it doesn’t understand the Scottish accent, it was reported today.
Apple’s iPhone 4S features voice recognition system Siri.
But according to reports hundreds of Scots have claimed Siri – which can send texts, arrange appointments and browse the internet through voice control – doesn’t respond to the lilt of their accents.
Apple’s website states that Siri has been designed to work with UK, US and Australian accents.
However, scores of iPhone users have reportedly complained online that they are missing out on the application’s benefits – saying it is unable to cope with their Scottish tones.
Gadget guru Mark Chubb of technology site Phones Review said: “We have tested out Siri with different accents, such as Scottish, Welsh and Irish. At the moment it looks like a few will miss out.”
But the technology firm has previously produced an application which helps tourists understand the Scots tongue.
The Speakin’ Scottish software teaches people how to pronounce common Scots words such as neeps, tatties, loch and kilt.
California-based Apple refused to comment on the complaints over the Siri feature.