Apple has found itself in a little problem with the law. Siri not on New iPad? Siri gets Apple in trouble in this classic suspense thriller brought to you by the IBTIMES. OK, we are obviously enjoying this a little bit too much. Anyway, this man in New York who recently bought an iPhone 4S, has sued Apple because he believes Siri does not work the same way it does in commercials (a true patriot this guy, hats off to you).
According to the man who goes by the name Frank M. Fazio, Apple Siri ads are “misleading and deceptive,” something the majority of iPhone 4S owners already knew from the very beginning. We’re not sure what Fazio is seeking from this lawsuit, but we highly doubt he will get anything. However, he did what many others were afraid to do. Sue Apple.
Mr. Fazio didn’t stop there though, he went on to say that Siri is “far less responsive in real life,” another complaint we’ve been hearing about for quite some time. According to some or many iPhone 4S users for that matter, Siri takes a long time to retrieve and send back information, so slow that it would have better off to do a Bing search instead, (did we just not say Google search? You betcha.)
That said, Siri does not work well with every accent, so going by the name Fazio, we are thinking his accent isn’t quite what Siri is capable of understanding properly. This is the case with every voice recognition software - there is always a problem with accents.
The lawyers who are supporting Mr. Fazio, are claiming that Siri is “at best, a work-in-progress.” They are not lying here. Apple even confirmed this by letting the world know that Siri is in its beta stage. So how does a “work-in-progress” works so well on commercials and not in the real world? Welcome to marketing. Almost everything advertised is misleading and over exaggerated in some ways and we understand that, but it doesn’t make these decisions right.
As we said before, Fazio will get nothing out of this lawsuit, except his two bit media attention. But maybe it will scare Apple a bit to think twice before advertising a beta testing software as the second coming.
(reported by Vamien McKalin, edited by Surojit Chatterjee)