rowley

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Dec 16, 2008
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LOL.
Only a kid would have the comical nouse to change the username of the iphone, so that Siri would tell people to ****.
 

scaredpoet

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The Siri system addresses the phone's user by name – using information entered in its contact system.
But someone had entered the obscene seven-word phrase as the user's name, so the phone blurted it out when it answered a question.
Tesco said: "We have launched an investigation. The handset will be going back to Apple for diagnostic tests."

Really, Tesco? Somebody messes with the settings and you have to send the phone back to Apple to find out what happened?

How about they just go into settings and set an "explicit language" restriction?
 

Small White Car

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Aug 29, 2006
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Poor kid.

And by that, I mean 'poor kid has that woman for a mother.'

If this happened to my kid you'd never read about it in a newspaper because I'd be laughing too hard to call and tell them about it.
 

eawmp1

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Feb 19, 2008
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Poor kid.

And by that, I mean 'poor kid has that woman for a mother.'
If this happened to my kid you'd never read about it in a newspaper because I'd be laughing too hard to call and tell them about it.

Scarred for life, he is. :rolleyes:
 

Macman45

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Jul 29, 2011
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This Is The Inevitable Result

Of technology being ALLOWED to be mis-used. As posted above, I feel sorry for the child. We can all make our computers swear etc. And to a child of 12 I guess that's appealing.

Siri after all, is just a big database with a good SRS. It will perform many tricks....It's a shame that the parent didn't set restrictions as posted above.
 

verwon

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Jul 26, 2011
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Poor kid.

And by that, I mean 'poor kid has that woman for a mother.'

If this happened to my kid you'd never read about it in a newspaper because I'd be laughing too hard to call and tell them about it.

Same! Then again, my son turns 17 soon, he'd probably be the one making the phone do it!! LOL
 

scaredpoet

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I'll love to be in the Apple office that receives the phone with the details of what happened, laughs all round?

..until you get several "news sources" and television stations making a huge stink about it, with tag lines like "COULD YOUR IPHONE BE BULLYING YOUR CHILD????" And some politician trying to make a name for themselves sees this and decides to open an inquiry.
 

Zxxv

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Funny story. Love it. Equally how stupid does this make tesco look. If I was apple id insist they send one person from each tesco store to apple head quarters at tescos expense to be trained in how to use an iPhone and other iproducts else they can't stock them.
 

salacious

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May 15, 2011
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hilarious the mother should of been thrown out for being a ****... thats probably the best thing thats happend to that little boy, shame on the mum for reporting this to the media, seems like another money grabbing starlight hogging chav to me.. and whats her son doing on his own anyway looking and touching things he cant afford?!! another parent who cannot control their child!! he should have been pushing the trolley!!
 

Zxxv

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Did you notice how the article says Siri just told him to f off etc

Thing is Siri doesn't just say that even if thats how you put your contact in. Siri says something before she says your name/contact. Like sorry I don't understand (insert name). The article makes it out like Siri just said f off.
Doesn't though. Article Must be written by an android user.

They probably put - now f off you t***
Which makes more sense and sounds even funnier.


I hope apple dont bow to pressure and cripple our phones just because parents can't keep their children under control.

fingers crossed apple make them look stupid with their reply.
 

JunkyDog

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Sep 17, 2011
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Children should not have a phone in the first place. My five cents.. Maybe the kid did something to the settings, but in any cases, kids should not have a phone until they are at least 14..
 

iHateMacs

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Aug 13, 2008
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LOL at 12 years old I was using worse language than that at school.

I bet the kid was P*****g himself laughing.

A good trick to do on a friends phone though. I will have to remember to try it.
 
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