Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, talks about updated voices for the company’s virtual assistant, Siri, at the the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Photo: AP

China court hears claim Apple’s 'Siri' is a copycat

A case against US technology giant Apple brought by a Chinese firm for alleged patent infringement in its digital personal assistant “Siri” has begun in a Shanghai court, state media said on Wednesday.