Apple's Siri Attempts to Talk Down Suicidal iOS Users

By Gary Cutlack on at

Apple users on the brink of topping themselves might soon have a friend to turn to, with Apple's Siri virtual assistant soon to suggest suicide helpline numbers to people who appear to be using the tool to find ways to off themselves.

The change to Siri's suicide responses will appear for users of the humanised search tool onĀ iOS 6 and iOS 7, with Siri soon to start offering to call nearby suicide prevention helplines for you automatically. If you're looking up ways to end it all on iPad or something else without calling facilities, you'll just get a list of nearby helpers.

So if you're an Apple user distraught at news that an Android phone has picked up a decent review, help will be a little easier to find. [Apple Insider]