Scottish iPhone users are lost in translation - because Siri can't understand the accent
Scottish iPhone users have found themselves lost in translation as the gadget's new voice recognition app can't understand their accent.
Hundreds of frustrated owners of the latest gizmo from Apple claim to have had issues with Siri, the iPhone 4s's key feature, which was launched earlier this month.
The California-based firm boast the function can send texts, arrange appointments, tell you the weather forecast and browse the internet all via voice control.
However despite receiving rave reviews across the pond in the US, Siri has been left bamboozled by some Scots trying to get to grips with the feature.
The native Scottish tongue has been among the most troublesome accents for the phone, with owners taking to the internet to complain about the app across the globe.
Disgruntled messages have littered gadget websites and forums while Scots have also uploaded footage of them using Siri to YouTube, with some videos receiving more than 17,000 hits in just over a week.
In one video, a Scottish voice can be heard asking Siri “Can you dance with me?” with the phone replying believing the person to have said “Can you dutch women”.
在其中一个视频中，一个浓重苏格兰口音的人问Siri “你能跟我跳舞吗？” 而可爱的Siri把这句话听成“你能？荷兰女性？”
These problems occurred despite a statement on Apple's website claiming the application has been designed to work with UK, US and Australian accents.
It reads: “Siri can be enabled in any country, and you can choose to speak to it in English, French, or German.
“However, Siri is designed to recognise the specific accents and dialects of the supported countries listed above.
“Since every language has its own accents and dialects, the accuracy rate will be higher for native speakers.”
Last night Mark Chubb, gadget expert for technology site Phones Review, said some users appear to be missing out on the impressive feature.
昨晚苹果技术网站的专家Mark Chubb表示看来有些果粉要错过iPhone 4s的这个经典功能了。
He said: 'We have tested out Siri a number of times with many different accents, such as Scottish, Welsh and Irish.