Siri is cool, but not cool enough for one man's tastes
One of the best features about the iPhone 4S is Siri, the digital personal assistant. Developed from army tech, Siri is able to provide directions, send messages, find the answers to questions posed to it, and even crack a good joke or two. But does Apple go overboard when advertising exactly what it is Siri does?
A Brooklyn, New York man is saying yes, and has filed suit in a California federal court accusing Apple of a "misleading and deceptive message." According to the text of the lawsuit, "in many of Apple's television advertisements, individuals are shown using Siri to make appointments, find restaurants, and even learn the guitar chords to classic rock songs or how to tie a tie. In the commercials, all of these tasks are done with ease with the assistance of the iPhone 4S's Siri feature, a represented functionality contrary to the actual operating results and performance of Siri."
To be sure, while Siri can do a lot of amazing things, the digital assistant's performance has been spotty for us, at best. We frequently find ourselves having to correct misunderstandings and repeat ourselves. But does that constitute a misleading message? Apparently, that's going to be a matter for the courts to decide.
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