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Siri, Apple’s voice-controlled virtual assistant on most Apple devices, was facing a wave of criticism and outrage from Chinese social media users this week. The reason is because Siri cannot read the total number of gold medals of the Chinese sports team at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
As for Apple, the company said the problem lies in a technical setting that only allows Siri to read out the name of a country if the two countries have the same number of gold medals. The above problem has been fixed and Siri can now read the medal table and the exact number of gold medals of the Chinese team.
Chinese social media users began sharing videos on Weibo of how Siri tallied up Olympic gold medals for delegations, including China. The video shows Siri reading Japan has won 11 gold medals, followed by the US and China with 10 gold medals each, then Russia with seven gold medals. But Siri can’t read China’s gold medal numbers separately.
As a result, many have begun to speculate that tech giant Apple may have deliberately “pranked” China because of the ongoing tensions related to technology and trade.
Apple is still very strong in China but is facing obstacles and difficulties because of US pressure on Chinese companies, especially Huawei when this technology company has been banned from exporting technology to the US. . Currently, China is Apple’s third-largest market by revenue.
Refer to Gizmochina
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