Anguished English lede in Apple news

Yikes! The World Cup spread to eight other countries this year?!?!?!

Apple Announces World Cup Content Coming to Siri, Apple TV, News, App Store, iBooks and More:

Apple’s personal assistant Siri has been updated with support for sports ahead of the World Cup in Brazil, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Malaysia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, Apple announced today.

(Via MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page)

Of course not. This is just a poorly written lede. An alternate suggestion:

“Apple announced today that personal assistant Siri was updated with sports support in Brazil, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Malaysia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Israel in advance of the World Cup.”

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(Via Cool Tools)

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