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iPhone 4S owner sues Apple for false advertising over too-intelligent Siri

by | 13th, March 2012

IS the Apple iPhone 4S a dud? Siri is the “intelligent assistant”, there to command with the power of your voice. Frank M. Fazio, of New Yorker, says it’s rubbish. So bad is it that he’s suing Apple for false advertising. He doe snot only want his money back. He wants to make a point. It is – as fee-hungry lawyers would like it to be – a matter of principle.

Mr Fazio’s lawsuits claim the iPhone 4s Siri is not like it promises to be in the telly adverts. Fazio says the ads are “fundamentally and designedly false and misleading”.

Do you agree? Is Siri a gimmick. Or is Siri more intelligent that you thought, choosing what information to give and when to give it? If an English tourist on, say, a school trip the Brecon Beacons, walking in the horizontal rain carrying a sodden backpack and wearing shoes embedded into their flesh (I WILL NEVER FORGET) asks the Siri they purchased in Wales the way to the campsite, will Siri lean on her virtual stick and send them the wrong way?

Is it that Siri is not unintelligent? Is it that Siri is too intelligent – a devious, cunning, manipulative swine who enjoys inflicting pain?



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