FRUIT THEMED Apple's voice bot Siri has come under fire after it told a young boy in Tesco, "Shut the f*** up, you ugly t***."
According to the Sun, the 12 year old boy had been trying out the Iphone 4S when he received the abuse from cheeky Siri. It came back with the insult after the boy asked, "How many people are there in the world?"
The boy's mother told the newspaper, "The phone was a demo version and was low enough on the shelf for Charlie to have a go with it. He asked it a simple question and we couldn't believe the filth it came out with.
"I thought I must be hearing things. So we asked again and the same four-letter stuff blared out. I asked for the manager and after staff heard it they agreed to unplug it."
Staff at the Tesco supermarket in Coventry claimed that someone had tampered with the phone's set-up instructions by setting the rude phrase as the user's name. This meant that when it addressed the user by name, the phrase of course came out before the answer to the question.
Tesco said it had launched an investigation into the matter. µ