When Siri was first introduced as a beta product alongside the launch of 2011 s iPhone 4S, people couldn t wait to get their hands on Apple s new virtual personal assistant and give it a try.
Then… they actually gave it a try.
Siri got off to a rocky start to say the least, with server issues that plagued early users and a limited feature set that often didn t work as advertised.
Despite the beta label, it seemed like no one was really prepared for how unreliable Siri was going to be, so many people were turned off and ditched Siri completely.
Of course, launching a half-baked software product and then fixing it over time is par for the course at Apple.
What started as a frustrating mess has grown into one of Apple s most useful software tools, but many people still don t use Siri because of the bad taste that was left in their mouths the first time around.