During this time, which is the first known outage for the service, Siri would only proffer the suggestion that it cannot connect to the network, even if users had full WiFi strength. The problem lasted just a few hours.
So where had Siri buggered off to? News of the outage has been gathered from user feedback rather than Apple itself, so there’s no official word as to what happened. We’ll keep you posted if Apple release a statement. Fingers crossed that Siri’s first holiday will also be her last.