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

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:

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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23 Comments

1. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 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.

12. jellytime

Posts: 135; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

+1 To you sir

15. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

18. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

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

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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

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.

4. troybuilt

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

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

6. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

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

8. ilia1986 unregistered

As do others then. That's smart business.

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

16. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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

20. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

22. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Actually Nokia has sued more than Apple

13. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

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

5. Chakra

Posts: 136; Member since: Dec 02, 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.

7. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

For Sprint customers, Siri does not even work.

11. jsoliz1985

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 08, 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.

14. humandroid

Posts: 58; Member since: May 11, 2012

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

17. moofoodooloo

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

19. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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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