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Another Lawsuit Filed Against Siri Over False Advertising

Siri is indeed the best voice-based personal assistant that is available but apparently, it doesn’t live up to the expectations of many. And those expectations are based on the way Apple advertised Siri, it is alleged. Earlier this month, a lawsuit was filed against Apple and Siri for not performing as good as Apple advertised. Now, another lawsuit has been filed in Los Angeles along the same lines.


The lawsuit has been filed by David Jones in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. According to Jones, ‘Through its nationwide multimedia marketing campaign, Apple disseminates false and deceptive representations regarding the functionality of the Siri feature.’

Jones goes on to procure an example to make his point more clear, ‘For example, in many of Apple’s television commercials, consumers are shown using Siri to make appointments, find restaurants, and even to learn the guitar chords to classic rock songs. In its advertisements, Apple depicts these tasks as easily accomplished ‘just by asking’ Siri.’

While its true that not many would think that Siri would definitely accomplish all those tasks. After all, it depends a lot upon the understanding of the natural speech which, though Siri does, but the extent of the accuracy can vary from person to person. Moreover, ever since its launch in October last year in iPhone 4S, Apple has been very clear that Siri was still in its beta. So though one would expect it to work, one shouldn’t expect to be the 100% awesome kind of tool. And this can be used quite effectively by Apple in its defense in these lawsuits.

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