Back in August of 2015, Apple released a cryptic special event invitation for an
event on 9 September, when the company announced the
iPhone 6s and
iPhone 6s Plus, a
revamped Apple TV, the
iPad Pro and a new
This time we were in front of the big leaf from Apple’s logo; underneath it sat the enigmatic catch line “Hey Siri, give us a hint.”
Not satisfied with this ambiguous clue, we asked Siri to, well, give us a hint. The invitation is very clear, after all; Siri should tell us something about the event. Here’s what she replied:
• At first sneaky Siri wanted to confuse us: “I can neither confirm nor deny that I am not authorised either to confirm or deny that I cannot disclose anything that you would then have to confirm. In any case, I would deny it. Got it?” No, to be honest we didn’t get it, did you?
• The second time she was still puzzling, trying to put us in the wrong direction. “What, you can’t tell from my colourful wavey words?” Is she referring to the colourful waves that appear on the invitation underneath the big leaf?
• The third time Siri understood we were not going to give up; so she tried a new strategy. She attempted to flatter us to make us forget our goal. “You’re cute when you’re desperate for information.” Wait, desperate? That’s not flattering, is it?
• The fourth time we finally got something more substantial. “The only hint I can give you right now is a hint of lime. And that there’s a big announcement on 9 September.” At least now we know that the announcement is going to be big.
• The fifth time Siri was quite rude. “You’ll have to wait until 9 September. I bet you were one of those kids who snuck downstairs to open presents early, weren’t you?”
• The sixth and last answer? “Why don’t you check a rumours blog? That’s what I do.”