Apple’s Siri says the best smartphone is Nokia’s Lumia :)

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  1. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Normally doesn't Siri just answer "The one you're holding of course"? Mine does.
     
  2. cynics macrumors G4

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    Mine gives me different answers depending on my wording from location of smart phone shops to "wait, there are other phones?"

    No lumia though
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I used the exact question in the article and got directions
    Not exactly newsworthy
     
  4. DingleButt macrumors regular

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    Siri is smarter than I thought. Good job Apple/Nuance :p
     
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    I asked the same questing with the exact wording, and I got a list of businesses matching the word "Ever"
     
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    It's actually true :eek: Just tried it and the result is below. Scrolling lower gives info and specs about the phone
     

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    I don't quite consider a blog post news anyway. ;)
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    That rating is based on only 5 reviews, but W.A. didn't say where those reviews come from.
     
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  13. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Yeah, this is all much ado about nothing, guys.

    Apple pre-programmed Siri to recognize certain keywords or phrases and come up with witty comebacks. When it doesn't recognize what you've said as a "joke phrase" (e.g. "I love you") or as a legit command ("set an alarm") it sends the text to Wolfram Alpha and just dumps back the response. In this case, the search results about smartphones.

    All you did was phrase the question in a way that slipped past the "joke filter" and made it out to an actual web search. And all Apple did was add a few more variations to the joke filter in response.
     

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