A young woman approached Tim Cook, Apple CEO, to ask for a MacBook for her birthday. She believes she deserves a free computer after years of jokes about her first name: Siri, like the voice assistant on iPhone, iPad, Macs, HomePod and Apple Watch.
A 29-year-old American woman explains that she contacted Tim Cook in the hope of getting a free MacBook. On Twitter and TikTok, Siri Hafso assures us that his latest MacBook, a 2014 model, recently died after years of use.
Having lost her job due to the health crisis, she hopes that the head of Apple gives her a computer for her 30th birthday . “I wrote an email to the CEO of Apple asking for a computer because I feel like they owe me this after enduring years of Siri jokes,” explains Siri Hafso.
SIRI, A NAME NOT EASY TO WEAR SINCE 2011
Before being the name of Apple’s voice assistant, Siri is a fairly common first name in Scandinavian countries , such as Norway or Sweden, and in parts of India. “My name is Siri. Yes… Siri. And until 2011, I was the kid who could never find his name on a key ring at the souvenir shop, ” explains the young woman in the letter to Cook.
But that all changed in 2011. That year, Apple launched the Siri intelligent voice assistant on the iPhone 4S . Since then, everyone associates the first name “Siri” with the assistant. The young woman is often entitled to thoughts like “Did your parents name you after the iPhone” or “Siri? Do you like the iPhone? ” . Best of all, all nearby Apple devices react when a relative calls them by their first name. To avoid continuous references and amused looks, she even changed her professional name to “Sierra”.
Siri Hafso is not asking for one of the latest MacBook M1s or a full options 16-inch MacBook Pro . In the email to Tim Cook, she explains that she can very well be content with a damaged MacBook, but refurbished by engineers at an Apple Store, or a model lying on a shelf. Will Tim Cook respond positively?