Apple motions to dismiss Siri class action lawsuit

Apple's getting sued for Siri being beta, apparently. A class-action lawsuit in Oakland, California is alleging that Apple has been improperly representing Siri in their ads and that the functionality isn't as perfect as Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschenel led them to believe. Apple's reply to the plaintiffs?

They offer only general descriptions of Apple’s advertisements, incomplete summaries of Apple’s website materials, and vague descriptions of their alleged—and highly individualized—disappointment with Siri. Tellingly, although Plaintiffs claim they became dissatisfied with Siri’s performance “soon after” purchasing their iPhones, they made no attempt to avail themselves of Apple’s 30-day return policy or one-year warranty—which remains in effect. Instead, they seek to take an alleged personal grievance about the purported performance of a popular product and turn it into a nationwide class action under California’s consumer protection statutes. The Complaint does not come close to meeting the heavy burden necessary to sustain such claims.

How has your Siri experience been since getting an iPhone 4S? Bad enough to get in on a class-action lawsuit? How long do you figure it will take for Siri to exit its official beta stage?

Source: WSJ

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