The responses are generated by Siri once users say the words "Okay, Glass." Those are the same words used to invoke the voice-driven features of Google Glass.
Saying "Okay, Glass" to Siri currently generates at least six humorous responses panning Google's gear:
- "Stop trying to strap me to your forehead. It won't work."
- "I think that Glass is half empty."
- "I'm not Glass. And I'm just fine with that."
- "Glass? I think you've got the wrong assistant."
- "Very funny, (name). I mean, not funny 'ha-ha,' but funny."
- "Just so you know, I don't do anything when you blink at me."
Siri's new responses on Glass were first highlighted on Monday by The Verge. The comments echo a sentiment expressed by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, who said earlier this year he doesn't believe that Google Glass, currently available for developers to test, will become a mass-market item.
Cook instead said that the wrist may be a more natural place for wearable computing devices to evolve. In that space, he praised the Nike FuelBand health tracking accessory.
Apple is rumored to be working on its own wrist-worn accessory to take on Google Glass in the wearable computing space with a launch as soon as 2014. The company has filed for ownership of the "iWatch" trademark in a number of countries around the world, hinting at a potential name for the device.