Being a Brit, one of the most disappointing things about Siri is that it doesn’t support location services in the United Kingdom. Unlike iPhone 4S users in the United States, I can’t ask Siri to find me a nice restaurant nearby, or for the nearest gas station. However, that’s no longer the case in iOS 6, because Siri now support location services internationally.
As noted by one Reddit user, iOS 6 allows users in Australia and in the U.K. — and possibly other countries, too, though this is yet to be confirmed — to search for places nearby. Until now, this feature has been exclusive to users in the U.S. only.
One thing I have found, however, is that it doesn’t seem to be quite as accurate in the U.K. For example, when I asked Siri “where can I get pizza,” its closest result was around 15 miles away. However, I know there’s a pizza shop at the end of my road. When I asked for the nearest gas station, the closest result was 46 miles away.
Despite this, introducing location services internationally is at least a step in the right direction. And of course, Siri is only going to get better as Apple continues to develop it.
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