Apple is finally taking Siri offline

Siri will finally process requests and even perform some actions offline.

Apple makes a big deal about being at the forefront of privacy protection online. So it's surprising that, for all these years, Siri has required an internet connection to work. It processes all your requests online, even for things that have no online component like setting timers or adjusting volume. So much as utter, Hey Siri when not connected to the internet and you'll get this: