There’s a rather controversial debate going on amongst some owners of Apple’s iPhone 4S which questions whether or not the smartphone’s flagship feature – Siri – actually works as the company continues to advertise it does.
With the issue receiving new attention this week, (largely thanks to Fortune’s Adam Lashinsky piece “How Tim Cook Is Changing Apple,”) we thought we’d ask you your opinion on Apple’s virtual voice assistant, and how it works personally for you.
In a recent report, Apple allegedly told those suing about claims of “false advertising” regarding the software that they were simply ‘too vague’. Although, that doesn’t appear to have stopped Frank M. Fazi of New York, and David Jones of Los Angeles, from going up head-to-head against the company in a lawsuit which cites that they believe Siri has been somewhat falsely advertised by the firm since its public debut, last October.
Jones’ claims are that:
“Through its nationwide multimedia marketing campaign, Apple disseminates false and deceptive representations regarding the functionality of the Siri feature. 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.”
What do you think? — Does Siri work as well as first advertised for you? — Do you believe Siri’s ability to recognize our queries is only set to improve? — Feel free to leave your vote below. We’re interested to see the general opinion on this.