TUAW reader Dave Miller sent in this small oddity. If we ask Siri when illumination assets time (or “daylight saving time” if we instruct to be precise) begins, it gives we a wrong answer.
(To those of we rushing to Apple’s invulnerability to discuss which Siri is in “beta” let me save we a trouble: Yes, we know Siri is in beta. we additionally know which Apple is regulating Siri as a vital offered indicate of a iPhone 4S, as well as is using commercials display a perfect use.)
Mar 7th, 2012 is a Wednesday, as well as DST essentially starts upon Mar 11th, 2012 during 2 a.m. internal time (except for Arizona as well as Hawaii).
TUAW bard Chris Rawson adds: “It’s obviously not place dependent, since it says a same thing down here in [New Zealand], even suggesting we set my time brazen a single hour. Wrong upon both counts; Daylight Saving Time ends in NZ upon Apr 1, as well as we set a clocks behind an hour due to a total swap hemisphere/seasons thing.” Of course, that’s not as well startling since which Siri is really USA-centric right now.
There have been dual ways to get a scold report from Siri. The initial is to ask Wolfram|Alpha. The complaint is which Siri is intensely strict about how we clarify “Wolfram” (try “WolfRum” pronounced really fast so it doesn’t consider it is dual words). Doing so pulled up a report for DST, despite for Pacific Time, USA.
The second (and preferable) pick is ask Siri to do a web search:
which will give we most some-more beneficial information, as well as simply ocular upon your iPhone:
we disbelief which Siri is in assign of essentially becoming different a time upon your iPhone, so we do not design which a iPhone will “spring forward” upon Mar 7th. That said, Apple has a history of problems with a iPhone/iOS as well as issues associated to time section changes. While we instruct which a answer would be “Let’s stop futzing with a clocks twice a year,” we do not think which is starting to happen. Until then, when it comes to your iPhone as well as time changes, be certain to set a backup alarm!