The centerpiece of the iPhone 4S, Siri, is now the center of attention in a new class action lawsuit against Apple. The lawsuit, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, claims that Apple’s adervtising in relation to Siri’s capabilities is “misleading and deceptive” and does not perform the tasks as Apple shows in the ads.
One Frank M. Fazio, an iPhone 4S users from Brooklyn, NY is feeling like Apple tricked him into buying the device and apparently he is not alone. He says “In 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 Siri.”
While Apple has long stated that the Siri feature of the iPhone 4s is a beta feature and subject to Beta rules, it is unusual that Apple would even release a product that was in Beta form of any type. However, in the case of Siri, Apple needed all the voices of the iPhone users to help improve the response capabilities of the phone and went ahead and released the product.