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Siri performance class-action lawsuits are just for making a quick buck, argues Apple

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Siri performance class-action lawsuits are just for making a quick buck, argues Apple
Those Siri class-action lawsuits that say the software doesn't recognize what they say or what they actually want it to do, compared to the experience in its polished commercials?

Well, Apple's lawyers argue they are brought on by gold diggers looking to make a quick buck out of Apple's cash hoard. Siri is still labeled "beta", after all, so the company can get away with murder regarding its performance. 

These are the exact arguments Apple's lawyers are using to ask for the class-action dismissal, and then add some:

Tellingly, although Plaintiffs claim they became dissatisfied with Siri’s performance “soon after” purchasing their iPhones, they made no attempt to avail themselves of Apple’s 30-day return policy or one-year warranty—which remains in effect. Instead, they seek to take an alleged personal grievance about the purported performance of a popular product and turn it into a nationwide class action under California’s consumer protection statutes. The Complaint does not come close to meeting the heavy burden necessary to sustain such claims.
We can't really imagine a judge who wouldn't bite his cheeks from the inside not to laugh when someone claims damages from an ad that doesn't entirely jibe with reality, but the commotion is fun to watch.

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 16 May 2012, 09:36 13

1. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


I don't know why people are complaining, siri is awesome,

My boss left his iPhone on his desk last night and I told siri to refer to him as captain d bag, instant classic.

posted on 16 May 2012, 12:34 1

12. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


+1 To you sir

posted on 16 May 2012, 16:56 2

15. tedkord (Posts: 4746; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Regardless of Siri's abilities, that is an awesome use of it.

posted on 16 May 2012, 19:41 1

18. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Apparently five people don't have a sense of humor.....

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:40 2

2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


It is like a unwritten rule to see such words like a "sue" or "lawsuit" in one sentence with word "Apple", perhaps, in these days no one use these words separately.

Maybe the next model of iPhone will be called "lawsuit". :D

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:42 8

3. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Oi oi check this out - Apple is claiming that suing it is lame because that's just people making a quick buck.

Oh the irony. It's epic.

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:56 6

4. troybuilt (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)


That's because Apple wants to do all the suing and doesn't want to be sued back. A company of hypocrites.

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:15 1

6. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Apple sues to protect its intellectual property. That's not making a quick buck, that's smart business.

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:23 1

8. ilia1986 (unregistered)


As do others then. That's smart business.

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:39 2

9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Nokia has even more "intellectual property", but doesn't play this game called "smart business"...

posted on 16 May 2012, 18:30

16. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


they are not in the means to be leveraging themselves in court at the moment... if they ever get back on their feet, i would not be surprised if they joined microsoft in court

posted on 17 May 2012, 02:55

20. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Ignoring facts as usual? Nokia has sued plenty of people over intellectual property including AAPL

posted on 17 May 2012, 08:38

21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Yes, I know that and not ignoring! I just wan to say that not so often and not so many times as Apple!

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:03

22. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Actually Nokia has sued more than Apple

posted on 16 May 2012, 14:52

13. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Exactly. Apple oulls up these BS patent infringements just to try to knock Google out. Google hardly ever sues back.

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:11 3

5. Chakra (Posts: 120; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)


I do agree that this is stupid, however, on the other hand, apple does market the crap out of siri to the point, where you expect it to be perfect. It's not as if they do a pharmaceutical warning at the end of the commercials.

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:15 4

7. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Right on. In Apple's world, only they can sue.

posted on 16 May 2012, 11:11 3

10. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


For Sprint customers, Siri does not even work.

posted on 16 May 2012, 12:22 1

11. jsoliz1985 (Posts: 23; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


IMO Siri is wonderful. I haven't had any issues with using it as described in the commercials and I know that each person's experience is different. I have personally seen that many Sprint iPhone users are usually unable to use Siri but that's due to Sprint's slow internet, NOT a fault of the phone. I do wish it had access to third-party apps but for now with the Beta status it's everything I expect. Once it gets out of Beta then I'll be more inclined to complain if it doesn't work properly.

P.S.: I am by no means a fanboy of any platform, I just enjoy phones that work whatever they may be.

posted on 16 May 2012, 16:02 1

14. humandroid (Posts: 58; Member since: 11 May 2012)


Apple denying a large flaw in their novelty products is their fault, and claiming user error? NO WAY! Fresh AND new!

posted on 16 May 2012, 19:22

17. moofoodooloo (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)


B E T A. Apple knew that Siri wasn't going to be what they have made it out to be. By keeping the "beta" tag on Siri, Apple is untouchable. The service is still in "testing and development." No one is going to make a dime.

posted on 16 May 2012, 19:41 2

19. medicci37 (Posts: 627; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Apple's all about the quick buck.

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:28

23. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


this is a frivolous lawsuit and needs to be thrown out. if this is allowed then people should be allowed to sue food places for making their food look way better in commercials then it does in real life. when is the last time you actually got a Whopper that looked as good as the commercial? lol

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