We spent an afternoon with Siri a while back and that date pretty much got us aware about Siri and its abilities…and err, its disabilities. Yes, this beta voice assistant isn’t the best one you’d want in your pocket, but seems like a certain Frank Fazio figured that out once he bought the phone and boy, was he pissed off? As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Fazio had brought his iPhone 4S in Brooklyn, back in November and he got so irritated with Siri’s erratic behaviour that he went ahead and filed a lawsuit in federal court in California about Siri’s misdemeanour! Here’s what the lawsuit reads like, “[I]n 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.”
According to Fazio, Siri has been quite terrible in real world scenarios. When he did ask Siri questions, “Siri either did not understand what Plaintiff was asking, or, after a very long wait time, responded with the wrong answer.” The man has asked for unspecified damages in the lawsuit, while also claiming that at best, Siri is work in progress. While we do have similar feelings as him, we’re not overly pissed off with Siri as he is. For Indian shores at least, it’s definitely a major work in progress as our heavy accent isn’t recognized that well. We were of the opinion though, that it did work a lot better in the U.S, but it doesn’t seem so with Fazio.
What do you guys think about Siri? Is it a game changer, or an overhyped software? The next big thing to hit major smartphones or just a one off thing that only Apple could have managed? Let us know your thoughts and more about Siri in the comments section below.
Publish date: March 13, 2012 1:46 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 9:49 pm