Judge dismisses claims that Apple’s Siri is misleading to customers
Apple’s launch of Siri marked a turning point at what voice commands should be on a mobile device. It’s far from perfect, and we do admit that it has become less and less reliable over the years, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s stopped OEMs from forcing us to memorize commands in order to interact with our phones. That said, Apple was sued with the launch of the iPhone 4s since those affected considered the advertisement behind Siri to be misleading, even though the Judge now confirms to disagree.
Judge Wilken ruled that the plaintiffs failed to prove that Apple’s advertisement is misleading to “the average customer”, as Apple still calls Siri a beta, and in no point has it claimed that the service works flawlessly:
“Apple made no promise that Siri would operate without fail,” Wilken wrote when ordering the dismissal. “A reasonable consumer would understand that commercials depicting the products they are intended to promote would be unlikely to depict failed attempts.”
Weather Siri is misleading or not depends on who you ask, but one thing I will tell you is that most of us have come to stop using it as Apple’s servers are constantly jammed with requests. It seems that Siri is full of excuses for not taking any requests lately, and even with how great the service is, or how much of a beta the company claims it to be, it’s pointless if people can’t really count on it.
Source: Apple Insider