Oops. Bit embarrassing for Apple, this: it seems that Siri harbours a secret appreciation for the Nokia Lumia range of smartphones – and actually prefers them to the one that it actually nestles inside. “Siri, which is the fairest phone in the land?” It’s not the iPhone 4S…
We’ve stumbled across something brilliantly ironic. Siri in the iPhone 4S has an urge to tell you the truth no matter what, sometimes to its detriment. Case in point? When you ask it for its opinion on which is the best phone ever.
Ask Siri “what’s the best cell phone of all time?” or “what’s the best cell phone ever?” and it’ll dip into its Wolfram Alpha-backed brain and dig out the following answer: the Nokia Lumia 900. In the Cyan colour, and on US network AT&T.
Why so? Because Apple clearly didn’t fit Siri with a wry response to that question, so its instinct is to consult the Wolfram Alpha database of handset reviews. Based on customer satisfaction, it seems that Nokia’s new flagship beats just about everything else on the web, which leaves Siri no choice but to present it as the winner.
The question is: Now that this has been uncovered, how long before Apple updates Siri to spout something about the iPhone? “What’s the best cell phone of all time,” you ask? “You’re holding it,” Siri’ll say. You mark our words. Found any other great anti-Apple Siri responses? Let us know below.