Steve Jobs Disliked Siri’s Name
Apple have sold millions of units of their most recent iteration to the ever expanding lineup of iPhones. Along with the 4S came a new feature dubbed Siri. The virtual assistant received some praise and some disappointment – regardless, it’s popular, and if Steve Jobs had sparked a bit more creativity, the name would have never been adopted by Apple.
This news about the former CEO of Cupertino-based Company Apple have risen on behalf of Dag Kittlaus, co-founder of Siri. Originally published on the web by AppleInsider, Kittlaus states that Steve Jobs wasn’t even favor of the name after Apple acquired Siri in 2010 for a rumored $200 million. In fact, Steve Jobs strictly opposed Siri and had he come up with a better alternative, the name wouldn’t have been pushed with the release of the iPhone 4S.
“I worked with a lady named Siri in Norway and wanted to name my daughter Siri and the domain was available. And also consumer companies need to focus on the fact that the name is easy to spell, easy to say.”
There’s nothing extremely significant here. It’s simply interesting. Can anyone think of a more suitable alternative?