Siri Sucks, Lawsuit Alleges

iPhone assistant 'at best a work-in-progress'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2012 10:36 AM CDT
Siri Sucks, Lawsuit Alleges
In this photo taken Monday Oct. 10, 2011, Siri, the new virtual assistant, is displayed on the new Apple iPhone 4S in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

A disgruntled iPhone 4S user is suing Apple for its "misleading and deceptive" advertising of Siri. In real life, the plaintiff alleges, Siri will not help you learn to play guitar, find you a restaurant, or make an appointment with nearly the aplomb depicted in Apple's commercials. More often "Siri either did not understand what Plaintiff was asking, or, after a very long wait time, responded with the wrong answer," according to the lawsuit filed yesterday, which names Frank Fazio, "individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated," as the plaintiff.

Siri is "at best, a work-in-progress," the suit concludes. Apple declined to discuss the suit, so the Wall Street Journal asked Siri for comment. "We were talking about you, not me," Siri replied. Apparently, this is something she says a lot. (Read more Siri stories.)

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