Siri Is Getting Sued

Thursday, March 15th, 2012


Did you buy an iPhone 4S on the promise that Siri, Apple’s world-famous ‘intelligent assistant,’ would let you command your phone with your voice? And were you disappointed by how it actually performed in reality?

That appears to be the story of Frank M. Fazio, a New Yorker who is suing Apple for false advertising. In a complaint filed with the US district court in San Jose, Fazio alleges that Siri in real life is nothing like the Siri depicted in Apple’s TV spots.

Those ads show Siri making appointments, finding restaurants and providing instructions on how to tie a tie. Fazio, says those ads are ‘fundamentally and designedly false and misleading’ since Siri ‘does not perform as advertised.’

He goes even further, implying that, without Siri, the iPhone 4S is merely a more expensive iPhone 4. Fazio says he bought the iPhone 4S last fall, because he was impressed by the Siri ads. Shortly after that, however, he found it didn’t work as he expected.

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