Teach your iPhone4 S to swear like John Terry
Charlie Le Quesne is 12. He was playing with the iPhone 4s with its voice technology in a branch of TEsco in Coventry. He asked it: “How many people are there in the world?”
The answer was unusual.
The story prompts two questions:
Was the iPhone S set in John Terry Mode and actually said, “Oi, Charlie, do you think I told you ‘Shut the fu*k up you ugly twat?“?
And was Charlie shocked or delighted?
Charlie’s mum, Kim, tells us:
“I asked for the manager and after staff heard it they agreed to unplug it. I couldn’t see the funny side.” Staff told her that someone had tampered with the phone’s set-up instructions. The Siri system addresses the phone’s user by name – using information entered in its contact system. But someone had entered the obscene seven-word phrase as the user’s name, so the phone blurted it out when it answered a question.”
Yep, 12-year-old boys – that’s how you do it. That’s how you get mum’s phone to saw sweary words. Now go and have fun.