A fellow in New York by the name of Frank M. Fazio has a bone to pick with Siri. He is seeking damages as an individual and on behalf of a bunch of other people who weren’t happy with Siri. Supposedly, it’s not as awesome as the commercial led him to believe. Oh noes!
Here is a portion of the lawsuit filed in the federal court in California:
[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 Si
In a nutshell, the commercial makes Siri out to be faster and more accurate than he thought it would be. In fact the law firm representing Fazio, Robbins Geller calls Siri “At best, a work-in-progress.”
As Apple Insider points out, the latest Siri commercial does mention a disclaimer at the end that explains that the Siri response time was shortened for advertising purposes.
It kind of reminds me of my disappointment as a kid when I found out that the Guess Who cards don’t really speak. Lesson I learned at 4 years old? Don’t believe everything you see on TV.