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A New York man has filed a federal lawsuit against iPhone maker Apple for what he claims is false advertising related to Siri, the iPhone’s virtual assistant.

Frank M. Fazio claims that Apple’s television advertisements which show how Siri works misrepresent the function’s actual capabilities. According to the suit, when Fazio asked for directions to a certain place or to locate a store, “Siri either did not understand what Plaintiff (Fazio) was asking, or, after a very long wait time, responded with the wrong answer.”

For its part, Apple has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, claiming that Siri is beta technology and represents a work in progress. The company also noted that Fazio could have returned the phone under Apple’s 30-day return policy, but failed to do so.

The complete text of the lawsuit again Apple related to Siri, the iPhone’s virtual assistand, is available at the Law Blog of the Wall Street Journal.

 

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