The iPhone 4S hit Australian stores today and one of the most hotly anticipated features is Siri voice control: described by Apple as a voice assistant that lets you perform tasks by talking to your iPhone. But how well does it handle our Aussie accent?<br>
Apple says you can ask Siri for the weather forecast, make a calendar appointment and set your alarm. You can also set reminders and tasks through Apple's Reminders app -- these are location-aware so you can ask Siri to remind you to go past the supermarket after you leave work, for example.<br>
However, Aussies can't get driving or walking directions through Google Maps -- at the present point in time, this is a US-only feature. Siri also struggles with our Aussie accent at various times. See how it handles Australian slang!<br><br>
So, Siri doesn't understand the word "mate". Not a good start.