“A New York man represented by Robbins Geller is suing Apple for false advertising, alleging that the company’s commercials convey a ‘misleading and deceptive message’ about Siri’s capabilities,” Joe Palazzolo reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“Frank M. Fazio, who bought his 4S in Brooklyn in November, is part of purported class of people who feel suckered,” Palazzolo reports. “Fazio claims Siri is far less responsive in real life. When he asked for directions to a certain place, or to locate a store, ‘Siri either did not understand what Plaintiff was asking, or, after a very long wait time, responded with the wrong answer.’ (Disclosure: We own an iPhone 4S, and Siri has been generally responsive to our requests for directions. Even in Midtown traffic.)”
Palazzolo reports, “The lawsuit, which asks for unspecified damages, says Siri is ‘at best, a work-in-progress.'”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: It’s a beta, you moron. Siri beta. Your ambulance chasers should know better. Plus, Siri doesn’t speak Babbling Idiotish. Apple should send a message by countersuing for whatever legal expenses this episode of morbid stupidity causes them to incur plus damages.
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