We all thought Siri was our friend, but it turns out that Apple’s digital assistant has a mean streak, especially if you happen to be 12 years-old and frequent one particular supermarket in the UK.

When shopping at a Tesco store in Coventry, UK, one unsuspecting kid decided to have a play with Apple’s latest and greatest. Unfortunately, he got more than he bargained for.

According to the report by the ethically-questionable The Sun, little Charlie Le Quense found himself on the wrong end of a four-letter tirade, which understandably took everyone aback…

Thankfully, this is not the beginning of Siri becoming self-aware and fighting back, but rather the byproduct of a prankster.

It would appear that a someone had taken advantage of Siri’s preference to refer to its handler by name – we’re sure you can imagine the rest. Putting the right text into Siri’s “My Info” field can cause all kinds of untold misery!

Quite how Apple could prevent this from happening again, we are not so sure. Expect every Apple Store on the planet to have iPhones bleating out expletives on a regular basis from here on out.

  • ahh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    me: siri go die in a hole
    siri: sorry im not programmed to do that bitch

    • I tried it. Siri responded “I don’t know where you are, but you can help me by turning Location Services on.”

  • Try …open the pod bay doors…haha..

  • hahahahaha! this is so cool! i want siri!!!!!!

  • Just blame the bloody newspaper.. this is not news 🙁

    • Painman

      Oh yeah, let’s blame the newspaper for changing Siri’s info page on that phone. What nonsense.

      • Simon Reidy

        You can still blame the “newspaper” (The Sun is nothing but a tacky Murdoch owned tabloid) for publishing a story that isn’t a story. What’s next – “12 year old kid hears f#ck in the playground – school to be shut down for repair”? It’s about that stupid.

        The fact that they said the phone was being sent back to Apple for diagnostics shows complete ignorance from the Tesco store and/or the Sun, as the only thing the pranksters had done is change the user’s name to a line of expletives. You could fix that in 12 seconds and put it back on the shelf. I can’t beleive I’m even dedicating two minutes to write this post about it actually, given the story is so boring and non-newsworthy.

        I’m sure I’d already been exposed to the entire dictionary of swear words by the time I was 12 without the help of technology. I didn’t know what half of the words I used meant, but sure enjoyed using them any way! 🙂

      • Painman

        Happy New Year 🙂