Here's a more realistic version of Apple's Siri ad with Scorsese

Here's a more realistic version of Apple's Siri ad with Scorsese
Apple recently scored Martin Scorsese to its list of celebrities doing ads for the iPhone, and in a nutshell it painted a pretty rosy picture of Siri helping the famous director out while he’s riding a cab in New York. In reality? Chances are Siri won’t understand half of the things.

If you’ve tried Apple’s intelligent assistant, you already know that often times it can’t quite understand what you mean. Try speaking a bit faster or having a slight accent and you’re doomed to try and try and try.

So folks over from AppJudgment have edited Apple’s original ad to better reflect reality. Sure, they’ve added a twist of humor, so you definitely shouldn’t miss it - hit play below to see it.

source: AppJudgment via 9to5Mac

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40 Comments

1. wsucoug13

Posts: 164; Member since: May 04, 2012

Haha definitely more accurate. The commercials make it seem like you can just talk to it like a person... nope.

4. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Yeaah.. at work and one of my patients didn't show up for her appointment... her daughter wanted to call the local senior center to see if she's there: Daughter:"Find me the number for the Norwalk Senior Center" Siri: "I do not know where you are and cannot complete that request." (something to that degree) Daughter: "Why does she need to know where I am?" Me: "Google: Call Norwalk Senior Center" *hands my phone over* I don't think I have ever seen someone successfully use Siri... lmao

13. 714reyesj

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Hahaha I've done this so my times as well. It feels so good doing it to my father in law because that man is the biggest isheep I have ever met. We were going to the grand canyon and he was driving and I can tell he kept looking at his phone and I realized he was looking at the maps. So I said," hey Tim I GOT THIS! Navigate to the grand canyon.Tim just follow her lovely voice shell get you there." He then proceeds to put his iPhone away in his pocket.

14. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

The best part is that Samsung/Android finally have enough brand recognition. Two years ago if I had done that with my Droid1/X I would've heard "What phone is that?" Instead, both the daughter and her husband said "Is that the Galaxy?" Yes, they are clearly uninformed to a degree because there are several Galaxy phones but the fact that they even knew what model line it was from made me smile. People are finally learning!

25. natesvlogs

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2012

there have been several times when strangers have come up to me and asked if I was holding the GS3. When I say yes I could tell I've earned their respect.

16. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Yea you're right Siri has a zero success rate. That's why the iPhone has such low customer satisfaction ratings and sells so poorly. Wait a minute, people love their iPhones and it sells like crazy. Hmm I wonder why? If I listen to fandroid posts it does nothing right.

19. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Taco, Where did I say Siri has a zero success rate? Where did I refer to low customer satisfaction ratings? Where did I refer to iOS sales numbers? Oh yeah, I didn't. Do everyone a favor and shut the f**k up before you post. Thanks DUDE!

23. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

cool story bro

24. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I wrote it just for you !

30. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

iamcc, It looks like taco50 is having a rough day. lol I didn't see where you said those things either. I think he is so far gone in to the i$heep realm that when he reads certain posts it looks like this to him: ld_hsf d-fsoi 099(((04er85 jwe=+fono wf#jpmp[ pjg. To him that was what he claims you said. lol

32. tedkord

Posts: 17078; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's a tactic Taco uses frequently. He'll exaggerate what you said to try and make you look radical. That, and pretending he knows something he has zero knowledge of.

26. iami67

Posts: 330; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

actually most people have been getting pretty pissed at apple buddy. They come into my store all the time and say why doesnt my siri work like the comercials i can ask the same questions they do and get no response. They ask me if they can sue apple how apple sue everyone else. I even had one customer say he pushed the siri button the same time scorsese did and there is no way that comercials is accurate and we should take it off the air.

29. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You ask Google's Voice command it works flawlessly. Have you tried Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. taco50 you will sh*t you pants. It's everything you WISH Siri did. I mean it works. No stallions here I promise. lol

31. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

LOL I will never get over that stallion thing... oh man.

33. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I just wanna know one thing: Whats up with Siri and ....stallions?

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Haha an apple ad that tells the Truth! Even the 'sequences shortened' Part is in larger font at the end. Most of the ads applea uses if cast with the light of truth would resemble this. The power of advertising

3. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

this is hillarious,. now make with s voice too.

11. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

With S Voice one question would be the whole video. That thing is SOOO slow!

12. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

agreed

5. Aeires unregistered

Hilarious, except the part with the guy in short shorts, didn't need to see that. O_0 Bring on the S. Jackson one next, please.

6. MeoCao unregistered

Haha, Stallion finder that what Siri really is.

7. wsucoug13

Posts: 164; Member since: May 04, 2012

Wish I could like that twice!

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the stallion add in was priceless. That was the best siri/google competition. :)

8. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I guess if you don’t have an iPhone..... you don’t have an iPhone. LMFAO.... This has to be the best Siri commercial ever!

15. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

That was funny, minus that guy in "jorts" what the hell are those? S Voice is garbage too, tried it and it's slow as molasses. Now G Voice search that thing is relatively fast and understands you a bit better than most. Want to see a video with some of those assistant apps in the play store, my favorite is Assistant, a bit funny and smarmy but pretty good and faster than some others I have tried.

17. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Commercial is funny

18. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I use Siri fairly often. Its very good for appointments, alarms and reminders. It's actually faster than typing. I also use it in the car a lot when driving. Texting with it is accurate until I use a Bluetooth. Over my Bluetooth sometimes I have a hard time. Also sometimes it will have a hard time recognizing uncommon names.

20. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

No one cares.

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

gallitoking cares.

34. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

yes I care

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