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Friday, May 10, 2013

Want a list of movies? You're going to have to upgrade.

Siri and movies

What does a list of movies look like? It's probably the sort of thing you could make with an unordered list in HTML. They'd probably need to link somewhere useful, but this is nothing the web can't do. It seems like pretty simple stuff, right?

Well, if you're on iOS 5, it will use a request for "which movies are opening this weekend" as a way to use guilt in order to make you "upgrade". It clearly knows what you're talking about, but for whatever reason, is not going to fulfill your request. I'm sure they have some good justification for this, naturally.

All this just for a stupid list.