After speaking to Tim Cook, Babs leaks what appears to be an incorrect launch date for iOS 10

After speaking to Tim Cook, Babs leaks what appears to be an incorrect launch date for iOS 10
Of all the people in the world that you would expect to leak the launch date of iOS 10, you wouldn't have Barbara Streisand on that list. Yet, there was the 74-year old star in front of an NPR microphone on Saturday, telling a radio audience that iOS 10 is launching on September 30th. And while this date is most likely incorrect, just exactly how did Streisand come up with this information?

It turns out that Babs has been upset with the way that Siri says her name going all the way back to the personal assistant's debut on the Apple iPhone 4s. Apparently, Siri makes the middle "S" in Streisand sound like a "Z." So the star did what anyone in the same position would do. She called Apple CEO Tim Cook on the phone.

As busy a man as Tim Cook is, when he hears that Barbara Streisand is on the phone, he is going to take that call. And what was the result of the conversation with Apple's top executive? "He (Cook) delightfully agreed to have Siri change the pronunciation of my name finally with the next update on September 30th," she said.

Before you start circling your calendar, we have to note that there is an issue with this date. The Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus, with iOS 10 pre-installed, are rumored to launch no later than September 23rd. Older iPhone models should start receiving iOS 10 before that date. It is possible that Streisand got the date mixed up, or that Cook was talking about a subsequent update to iOS 10.0.1 that might be scheduled for September 30th. There are a number of possibilities.


If we've learned anything from this story, it is that celebrities have access to the corporate chieftains running America's top companies. And we also learned that Barbara Streisand has too much free time on her hand.

source: NPR via PocketLint

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18 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Sounds more like an organized publicity stunt, kind of like that whole thing with Apple music and Taylor Swift.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

What thing?

6. lyndon420

Posts: 6865; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

You don't remember when Taylor kept her new album off of iTunes until apple altered how they paid the artists?

8. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Oh yeah...... forgot about that :D.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17454; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There was nothing organized about that.

12. lyndon420

Posts: 6865; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I wouldn't be so sure about that. When the mainstream media gets whiff of something it's usually organized and well massaged ;-) I can't remember, but that album in question, when she finally did put it on iTunes was it already available elsewhere online or did it become an iTunes exclusive?

4. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

No not really. Barbra Streisand is just a perfectionist or control freak, as some would say. When she see something wrong, she changes it. She even designed her floor tiles lol.

3. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Apple FTW, listening to and responding to their customers.

5. Unordinary unregistered

Jobs(spent) and Cook spends his entire morning until early noon replying to emails from users and developers. Its great. I saved an email I receieved from Cook two years ago

7. lyndon420

Posts: 6865; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

"receieved" ?

10. Unordinary unregistered

I mean an email he replied* to. My bad

13. lyndon420

Posts: 6865; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Yeah I got that...I was referring to your misspelling of the word 'received'. You brought out the spelling-nazi in me.

14. Unordinary unregistered

Oh dang I didnt even catch that.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

so they really listen to their customers.. that explain why they remove 3.5mm jack, keep the small battery size, huge bezels, and ugly design..

15. jaychildz

Posts: 144; Member since: May 31, 2013

Well son that's a think we like to call marketing, gotta push that 72% ass battery to 75% and tell em it's "bigger" because it is but it's not like anyone cares they just wanna hear that it's bigger than the last iPhone. Ugly is an opinion, maybe your father thought your mother was beautiful, where as other men may see her as cute. I think she's down right SCUM but that's just my opinion. Respect it!

17. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Or why they still force planned obsolescence updates on their iDevices, blocking customers from restoring whichever iOS version worked for them.

16. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

God, she looks like an idiot.

18. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

It could be that Tim Cook said 30th spetember because he knows until then the phone will be updated for sure even if they would get a little late on something.

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