Siri, that’s not nice.
Siri is iPhone’s voice activated personal assistant wherein users simply ask the polite device if they need an umbrella today or what their schedule looks like. In the UK, one device on display at a Tesco electronics store, 12 year old Charlie was testing out a demo iPhone, and according to The Sun, he asked “How many people are there in the world?”
Siri quickly responded, “Shut the f*** up, you ugly t***.” Oh no Siri, that is not the right answer.
Charlie’s mother was angry at the response and says the company was irresponsible to place this inappropriate technology on a low enough shelf for her child and other children to access. “I thought I must be hearing things. So we asked again and the same four-letter stuff blared out,” she told The Sun.
Tesco staff immediately apologized to the mother and Charlie and explained someone likely tampered with the phone to encourage Siri to cuss, perhaps as a prank, but without thinking of children customers. The electronics store has sent the phone to Apple for “diagnostic testing.”