“Call me Caitlyn.” Apple’s Siri appears to be taking Caitlyn Jenner’s transformation seriously, laying down the law when it comes to people who are still referring to Jenner as the old Bruce. iPhone and Apple users recently noticed that if you ask Siri a question about Bruce Jenner, Siri corrects to Jenner’s new preffered name, Caitlyn.
For example, if a user asked Siri, “How tall is Bruce Jenner?” you’ll receive “Caitlyn Jenner is 6’2” tall.” The iPhone’s virtual assistant promptly autocorrects to Caitlyn for most of the questions related to the Olympic athlete’s former name Bruce.
However, one exception to the rule seems to be if you ask questions related to accomplishments that Jenner made in the sports arena while going by the name of Bruce. When Siri is asked, “When did Bruce Jenner win the Olympics?” users are directed to a list of articles, including a Wikipedia page about Bruce Jenner’s athletic accomplishments.
For many on Twitter, the recognition of Jenner as Caitlyn by Siri was a win:
Jenner accepted ESPN’s 2015 Arthur Ashe Courage Award on Wednesday night. Since transitioning to female, she has become an advocate for transgender equality.
“It’s about what happens from here,” Jenner said in her acceptance speech. “It’s not just about one person. It’s about thousands of people. It’s not just about me. It’s about all of us accepting one another.”