When Apple launched the iPhone 4S, one of the new features that peaked the curiosity of many Apple fans was Siri, the female voice assistant. Over the months, we’ve seen a few YouTube videos regarding Siri’s responses to various obscure questions.
However, it seems that not everyone is having fun with Siri’s reported capabilities, with lawsuits having been filed regarding the accuracy of this service. Recently, Apple filed a motion with the courts requesting that a number of these lawsuits be dismissed. Their arguments for these dismissals include their belief that the plaintiffs did not correctly interpret the Siri advertising that Apple published. Their petition also cites the fact that the plaintiffs went straight to litigation rather then trying other avenues to obtain service from Apple, nor did they take advantage of the 30-day return policy if they were dissatisfied with the product.
For their part, the plaintiffs in this lawsuit argue that Siri’s functionality was overstated in the advertising and that the reality of this assistant is that it is much slower and less capable then what they were led to believe. In fact, one of the claimants in this case went on to say that he reviewed the advertising again and was unable to successfully recreate Siri’s functionality that was portrayed in the ad.