Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Apple Because Siri Doesn't Always Work Right

from the siri,-why-do-people-mock-lawyers? dept

Technology doesn't always work quite as well as the advertisements claim. But is that any reason to sue? Apparently, yes. Some guy is trying to kick off a class action lawsuit against Apple because Siri doesn't work quite as well as it does in the TV ads. I imagine this lawsuit is going nowhere fast. Perhaps next time the guy should try asking Siri for legal advice...


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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 15th, 2012 @ 2:40pm

    Yawn.

    Next.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 15th, 2012 @ 2:46pm

    Asking Siri?

    Perhaps next time the guy should try asking Siri for legal advice.
    How do you know he didn't, and this is the result? :)

     

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    Josh (profile), Mar 15th, 2012 @ 2:47pm

    He did. This is what she suggested. It's not her fault he can't understand sarcasm.

     

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    PlagueSD (profile), Mar 15th, 2012 @ 2:53pm

    Wow...That's a terrible scan. Completely unreadable starting on page 4. Maybe we should ask Siri for a translation.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 15th, 2012 @ 2:54pm

    Next up, suing McDonalds (Or other fast food joints) for their burgers not looking like the ones in their ads.

     

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      :Lobo Santo (profile), Mar 15th, 2012 @ 3:04pm

      Re: Well actually...

      One could argue McDonalds pictured food is classical bait and switch...

      It's like ordering and paying for a rose and receiving a daisy...

       

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      Vidiot (profile), Mar 15th, 2012 @ 4:04pm

      Re:

      And since the "food stylists" are known for using shellac... glycerin... anything to make it look bee-yoo-tee-ful... I'll stick with the ugly burger, thanks.

       

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      Jade, Mar 15th, 2012 @ 10:12pm

      Re:

      Someone in Australia did sue McDonalds for their burgers not looking as they do on the menus and in ads (which is why now in small writing, they've got some disclaimer)

       

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        Anonymous Coward, Mar 16th, 2012 @ 3:16am

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        Yep

        It was probably under the "Trade Practices Act" under the section dealing with false advertising - the product as advertised does not match the actual product to the extent that the advertising may cause the consumer to be mislead as the the quality, quantity, fitness for purpose etc.

        The consumer does not have to take any legal action at all! They just submit a complaint to the ACCC, they then investigate and when necessary impose whatever remedies they like (within what is allowed in the Act), if the company does not like it, the company then has to take the ACCC to court - not the consumer.

        Remedies include forced withdrawal of the false advertising, corrective advertising, public apologies in the same media where the false advertising appeared (same prominence, same page, same fonts or larger, at least the same amount of time that the false advertising was seen, same tv advertising slots etc).

        Its funny how we get advertising with things like slightly lop-sided burgers, models (pretending to be everyday people in everyday situations) that don't look air-brushed etc!

         

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    monkyyy, Mar 15th, 2012 @ 2:57pm

    u mean apple trys to tell everyone that its stuff works the best and the easyest but as soon as u do something the didnt think u would want to do it suddenly stops works well, if at all

     

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    JonD, Mar 15th, 2012 @ 3:01pm

    That's one haggard typewriter

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 15th, 2012 @ 3:05pm

    I bet that guy is troll on Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

    ps: Nerds be prepared the Dr. Horrible sequel is coming.

     

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    GMacGuffin (profile), Mar 15th, 2012 @ 3:14pm

    All California causes of action, one California lawyer out of six. Damages folks? Is everyone's damage the same such that it's amenable to a class action? Did it tell them all to invest in Yahoo!? Maybe it was scanned badly so the Court couldn't actually read it. Can you spell "Motion to Dismiss?" I knew ya could.

     

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    DOlz (profile), Mar 15th, 2012 @ 3:53pm

    Surprised

    I would have though it was Dr. Barry Kripke filing the lawsuit.

     

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    DazzaJ, Mar 15th, 2012 @ 3:59pm

    Ask Siri!

    I thought Apple products were perfect?
    Ask Apple!
    Ask the sheep!
    Ask Siri!

     

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      The Devil's Coachman (profile), Mar 15th, 2012 @ 6:17pm

      Re: Ask Siri!

      1. You were wrong,
      2. They never said that.
      3. Sheep are ruminant animals, and do not care.
      4. Siri is a work in progress. It will never be complete or perfect. Why would anyone ask it anything and expect a correct answer each and every time?

      Your trolling is weak. You need much more practice and training. Go now.

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 15th, 2012 @ 4:26pm

    Refund

    I think people who bought an iphone 4 assuming Siri was usefull totally deserves a refund on both the phone and be let out of the contract they entered to get the phone and lawsuit should only come into play if the refund is denied.

    As a professional software developer I knew Siri was bunk from the star, but I suspsed the average apple user would assume the product would "just work" as most of apple's products which is why they pay the premium price for scaled-down features.

     

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      GMacGuffin (profile), Mar 15th, 2012 @ 4:32pm

      Re: Refund

      I think anyone who bought an iPhone thinking Siri would be anything more than a mildly useful curiosity does not deserve a refund for lack of ... er, maybe looking into it a bit first.

       

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      LazyDave, Mar 15th, 2012 @ 5:16pm

      Re: Refund

      be let out of the contract

      I wonder what exactly does that contract say, especially if it mentioned anything about using Apps like Siri or so.

       

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    orbitalinsertion (profile), Mar 15th, 2012 @ 4:34pm

    So, who am I supposed to sue

    if I'm gullible?

     

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      The Devil's Coachman (profile), Mar 15th, 2012 @ 6:18pm

      Re: So, who am I supposed to sue

      I'd start with one's parents, who made you gullible in the first place. All other issues are sequelae to that.

       

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    Melissa Ruhl (profile), Mar 15th, 2012 @ 5:28pm

    *facepalm*

    And it's idiots like this dude who devalue the importance of citizen litigation in a democracy by creating a collection eye roll...

     

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    TFP, Mar 16th, 2012 @ 3:49am

    Some dude here in the UK tried the same thing, got laughed out of court, but it did mean I checked out the advert for the phone, and it basically is an ad for Siri, as in she acts like a personal secretary and understands the questions you ask it. As far as I'm concerned that's not just stretching the truth, it's bending it 90 degree's to reality.

    Yet it's still playing on British TVs, even tho' it's patently a lie.

     

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    Jeremy Lyman (profile), Mar 16th, 2012 @ 4:52am

    true statements only please

    I would be pretty okay with subtracting all lying from marketing as the new normal.

    Next on my list: "up to" advertising.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 17th, 2012 @ 9:49am

    Disclaimer??

    Um...did the MORON take the time to read the DISCLAIMER text at the bottom of the screen, when the commercial was playing? Unless I'm wrong, did it not state something to this effect:

    Sequences shortened. Screen images simulated.

    It's a snowball's chance in hell. Good luck with THAT lawsuit.

     

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    Wally (profile), Apr 3rd, 2012 @ 2:47pm

    Siri

    It is quite interesting that Siri has to learn how you speak first :-)

     

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