Why dose Siri need an Internet conection to do a simple task.

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Hi All i'm not sure how siri helps you all yes it dose do some good things for me. but its a shame it can't be done without internet conection Like call some one if you already have peoples contacts listed in your phone. for it to do a simple task like timing somthing or opening an app or typing text for an email or adding things to your reminders or colander you shouldn't need the internet.

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Submitted by Lisa on Thursday, January 3, 2013

Siri uses a server to "listen" to your questions. Similar to how google does it, Siri transmits your question to a server that basically analyzes what you say, so that siri can understand you. This means that your apple device doesn't require a ton of processing power to understand you. So, without an internet connection, siri doesn't have the ability to "hear" you.

Submitted by DPinWI on Thursday, January 3, 2013

I don't have Siri on my Touch 4g. However, I do have Voice Command. I am not sure what it can do, other than play music. I use it for that, and am glad it doesn't require a data conection to do it. So it's possible to do speech interpretation inside the box. I think that it would add a layer of complexity to Siri for it to have the ability to decide what is said to the degree it could determent whether it's a simple task, or a more complex one that requires the servers. I don't hold out any hope for an expanded feature set in Voice Command, nor for an offline Siri.