I think it’s safe to say we were all secretly hoping for a humorous story like this to make headlines at one point, but I never thought I’d see the day. In Coventry, England, Kim Le Quesne is reporting with utter disgust that a display model of the Apple iPhone 4S cussed at her 10-year-old son.
Apparently the son, Charlie, was shopping at a local Tesco with his father when he approached the iPhone 4S on display. Knowing of its famous Siri feature, the child innocently asked Siri how many people were in the world. The phone was unsure of his query, and then said “Shut the fuck up, you ugly twat.”
Yes, Siri swore at the child (allegedly).
Surely by now you are questioning the authenticity of this story as I am, but the mother claims it’s true and she is appalled:
“It’s verbal abuse. 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’.”
The store supposedly promised her husband they would take down the display model, but they returned the next day to find that the iPhone 4S remained completely untouched.
Is this really true? It makes for a pretty interesting story to tell around the dinner table, that’s for sure, but I’m still a bit up in the air about all of this. The only people right now confirming the story are the Le Quesne family. I suppose their word is as good as anyone else’s right now.
What do you think?