Apple is no stranger to lawsuits, but this is not your everyday legal skirmish.
On Monday, Frank M. Fazio – an iPhone 4S owner from New York – filed suit against Apple claiming false advertising.
Represented by Robbins Geller, the man asserts that Siri is “at best, a work-in-progress” and Apple should be held accountable for distributing a “misleading and deceptive” ad campaign for the voice activated personal assistant.
In many of Apple’s television advertisements, “individuals are shown using Siri to make appointments, find restaurants, and even learn the guitar chords to classic rock songs or how to tie a tie,” the filing reads. “In the commercials, all of these tasks are done with ease with the assistance of the iPhone 4S’s Siri feature, a represented functionality contrary to the actual operating results and performance of Siri.”
Fazio is seeking “unspecified damages” from Apple.
To read the full text of the complaint filed Monday, check out the Wall Street Journal blog.