1:32 PMApple’s Siri gets sweary with British child
| Here is funny incident one day a mother of a 10-year-old boy in Coventry has been expressing her shock after a demonstration model of Apple’s iPhone 4S swore at her son.Kim Le Quesne told the Coventry Telegraph that her son Charlie was out shopping with his father in a local branch of Tesco, saw the handset in a display and asked the Siri personal assistant software how many people there were in the world.|
The phone replied by telling the lad that it wasn’t sure what he was saying, and telling him to "Shut the f*** up, you ugly t***.”
"It’s verbal abuse,” Mrs Le Quesne said. "We can’t believe the filth it came out with. He showed my husband what the phone had said to him and my husband found the store manager and said ‘it shouldn’t be saying that’.”
Tesco promised the device would be sent off to Apple for diagnostics, but it seems likely that some merry prankster had changed the username on the tool to the offending seven words, so that the phone would default to the phrase no matter what the question. Apple is unavailable for comment over the holiday period.