Apple’s iPhone assistant Siri sometimes gives an odd response about “opening [the] gates of Hades,” the Greek mythological term for Hell, or the underworld, when one asks what will happen on July 27th, according to reports. Several Epoch Times reporters got the response.
If you ask, “What is July 27,” then Siri will say “It’s Sunday, 27 July 2014 (Opening Gates Of Hades).”
Cult of Mac reported
that if you reword the question to when the gates of hell are opening, Siri will say they already opened on May 14, 2005.
As the website notes, the odd apocalyptic responses are glitches in Apple’s Wolfram Alpha, which is the engine that drives Siri.
According to an Apple forum discussion,
“Opening Gates of Hades” might be in reference to “Chinese Ghost Month.” But others speculated it has to do with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, where the gates of “heaven open and the gates of hell close.”......
Source: Siri ?Opening of Gates of Hades? on Sunday July 27, 2014 Response Goes Viral