No, Siri, That’s Not What “Apple Store” Means

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Back when Siri first arrived, we had a bit of fun trying to see what sort of responses it would give to some unusual questions; in those early days, spotting any sort of Siri abnormality became a bit of a sport. Just as the hype surrounding Siri has died down considerably since then, so has the fascination with that sort of venture. Now that iOS 6 is about to arrive, and we’ve been talking about some of the enhancements in store for Siri, it’s back on our minds again; as it turns out, that’s just in time to catch the latest Siri gaffe.

It’s clear that Apple has done a lot of tweaking to make sure Siri really performs well in certain specific areas, but one place where it clearly need to spend a little more time is with Siri’s knowledge of Apple’s retail infrastructure. As you can see from the screenshot below, it clearly is able to make the connection between purchasing an iPhone and the need to find an Apple Store, but it appears to have a pretty tenuous grasp on just what constitutes such a retailer.

It’s little disconnects like this that are exactly what’s been keeping Siri from maturing into a really reliable digital assistant.

Source: The Consumerist

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!