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Man Sues Apple For False Claims About Siri

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Have you seen those new iPhone 4S commercials, where everyone is asking Siri about directions and reminders and guitar chords and things like that? Well, maybe someone should ask Siri if she knows a good lawyer.

A New York man is filing a class-action lawsuit against Apple for false advertising. Plaintiff Frank Fazio claims that Apple’s commercials touting Siri as this know-it-all super program are “fundamentally and designedly false and misleading.”

“For example,” the suit reads, “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.” According to the plaintiff, the commercials for Siri drove him to buy the iPhone. However, Fazio has had trouble with the software and he alleges that Siri “does not perform as advertised.”

This is not going to end well…for the guy suing. In this day and age, nothing works as well as advertised. That’s the point of an ad, to downplay the flaws and make you want to buy the product. And besides that, keep in mind that Siri is just a beta version, not the finished product. Of course there’s going to be some issues with it. I wonder if this guy has a legitimate complaint, or if he’s just mad cause he can’t get Siri to work. Either way, if this guy’s going to go toe-to-toe with Apple over a beta product, he’s going into a losing battle.

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