A 10-year-old boy had the unfortunate experience of receiving a scolding from a rude iPhone 4S unit despite asking the handset’s Siri voice assistant app a distinctly innocuous question.
Charlie Le Quesne was trying out the handset at a Tesco branch in Coventry when the incident took place. According to his parents who were accompanying him, he asked Siri how many people there were in the world, to which Siri replied: “I’m not sure what you said there, Shut The F@%k Up, You Ugly T*@£."
Not believing what she’d just heard, the shocked mother, Kim Le Quesne, asked the question again and received the same response. The store manager soon arrived and unplugged the potty-mouthed phone and explained it was probably the result of hacking with the handset’s set-up process.
The theory is that a prankster had altered the handset’s owner name to the offensive phrase, which the phone simply read out to the user after not understanding the question that was asked. We have tried it ourselves and can confirm this to be true.
A Tesco spokesperson: "We have arranged for the handset in question to be sent for diagnostic testing and we will investigate this issue as a matter of priority with Apple."
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