Frank M. Fazio has a beef with Siri. He claims that Apple has presented a "misleading and deceptive message" about the iPhone's voice-activated personal assistant in its ads. Throughout his complaint, via Law Blog's Joe Palazzolo, Fazio cites actions completed by Siri in various commercials -- finding BBQ restaurants in Kansas City or teaching guitar lessons. For him, however, Siri did not oblige. "Siri either did not understand what Plaintiff was asking, or, after a very long wait time, responded with the wrong answer," he writes in the complaint. Siri has had funny response behavior before, so this doesn't seem out of line.
Here's Fazio's main gripe:
[I]n many of Apple’s television advertisements, individuals are shown using Siri to make appointments, find restaurants, and even learn the guitar chords to classic rock songs or how to tie a tie. In the commercials, all of these tasks are done with ease with the assistance of the iPhone 4S’s Siri feature, a represented functionality contrary to the actual operating results and performance of Siri.
We decided to test out Siri's performance ourselves using "Rock God," one of the seven iPhone 4S commercials Apple has listed on its site (and one which Fazio cites).