Is now indeed the iPhone 4S...
Looks like Siri responded to 'What is the best smartphone ever?' questions saying that it was the Nokia Lumia 900. Well, Apple acted quickly and changed the response.
Now this one is pretty funny.
Apparently, if you asked Siri a few days ago from your iPhone 4S, what the ‘best smartphone ever’ is, your humble virtual assistant recommended you to buy Nokia’s Lumia 900!
But really, an iPhone 4S-only service prompting you to check out a rival device when you ask it what the best handset is?
Siri’s amusing recommendation is drawing comments from hosts of Nokia and Microsoft fans worldwide (yes, there are still many of them), which in itself is rather amusing. It’s kinda like watching people cheer because the magical mirror told the queen that Snow White is actually the fairest of them all.
Well, Apple acted quickly and changed the response. Now the answer is indeed the iPhone 4S, with responses like "the one you're holding" and "you're kidding, right?"
Apple to Siri: Bad Siri... Don't you dare to do that again!The issue was due to Siri's heavy reliance on Wolfram Alpha (its searches represent 25 percent of all Wolfram queries), which chose the Lumia 900 as the best smartphone due to a catalog of four different five-star reviews. If you search Wolfram Alpha independent of Siri you'll still be told that Nokia's offering is the best, so Apple appears to have simply told its beta assistant to ignore the "knowledge engine" for this particular query.
NEWS SOURCE: http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/14/30...answer-patched
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news story!