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Asking Apple Watch for the time will get you some well-earned sass


Siri's humor circuits are as lively as ever. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
"Hey Siri, what time is it?" "F*** you; that's what time it is."

Siri is a pretty handy virtual assistant on your Apple Watch. It can tell you the temperature, convert measurements, send text messages, and do several other things without you having to take your iPhone out of your pocket.

The one thing you should never have to do, however, is ask it what time it is because you’re wearing a watch, and that’s the minimum of information it should provide you without you having to ask. Seriously, just bring up your wrist. The time is right there.

But if you’re thick as a brick and ask Apple Watch Siri what time it is, it’ll come back with one of over a dozen silly responses. Check out our results below:

Siri Apple Watch time
Whose idea was this?
Photo: Evan Killham/Cult of Mac

Note that I’ve removed my location and the actual times from these screens for neatness and clarity, but Siri will actually give you the information you requested. It’ll just have some more dumb jokes for you to give you an opportunity to realize how silly it is that you just asked the virtual assistant on your watch for the time.

The gags cover a lot of ground, including the opening lines of “Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, sage advice, and just straight up sass. But again, you had that coming.

It’s also funny to note that Siri on your iPhone doesn’t make these jokes. It just coughs up the numbers even though you spend more time holding your Home button to activate the program than it would have taken you just to click on it to get the same information from your lock screen. Sometimes, it’ll offer some commentary like, “It’s late,” but that’s a pretty poor substitution for that Flight of the Conchords reference.


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