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    Siri on iPhone 4?
    Will "Siri", the voice recognition software announced along with the 4s, be available as some sort of software update for the iPhone 4? Just wondering because that would be nice to have and it doesn't make much sense as to why it wouldn't be available as some type of download at least to the iPhone 4 if not 3GS also.

    PS - I posted in this section because the Apple website didn't say anything about Siri coming out alongside iOS 5 nor as a separate download which led me to think it has something to do with the new A5 chip.
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    I have heard Siri is VERY CPU intensive and needs the dual A5 to run smoothly. With that info I doubt it will be released for anything but the 4S.

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    Small sadface if this is true. Like I said, it would be cool to have it, but Apple isn't tricking me into getting a whole new phone just for that feature. Thanks for the info.

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    I'm sure someone will find a way to test it on iPhone 4 hardware. then we'll see how well it works.

    I really liked the name Assistant better though. It was much moree in line with Apple's way of naming things to more or less explain what they're for. Siri is very "un-Apple". I think it must have been a concession of buying/using the software.
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    It was said yesterday that Siri is only for the iPhone 4S..whether that's because it needs the extra CPU cycles or something else is unclear..but it is not officially supported on any previous iPhone..which is too bad, cuz it looked quite fun..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    It was said yesterday that Siri is only for the iPhone 4S..whether that's because it needs the extra CPU cycles or something else is unclear..but it is not officially supported on any previous iPhone..which is too bad, cuz it looked quite fun..
    What about on the iPad2, since it also uses the A5 chip?

    EDIT: Well it looks like Siri may not be supported on iPad2 at this point. I got this from theTUAW web site

    Apple says: "Siri is available in Beta only on iPhone 4S and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply." So even with the same processor, it doesn't look promising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    What about on the iPad2, since it also uses the A5 chip?

    EDIT: Well it looks like Siri may not be supported on iPad2 at this point. I got this from theTUAW web site

    Apple says: "Siri is available in Beta only on iPhone 4S and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply." So even with the same processor, it doesn't look promising.
    Now if the requirement is Internet access, the iPad 2 wither WiFi or 3G does have that and does it have the processor to support that functionality, so that makes me wonder what other piece of hardware/software is so iPhone 4S specific that the iPad 2 is excluded..
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    It's strictly a way to market a marginal iPhone upgrade. I have to y, that is really the only thing I was looking forward to insofar as iOS 5 is concerned.

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    Hackers Working To Port Siri On iPhone 4
    Quote Originally Posted by fleurya View Post
    I'm sure someone will find a way to test it on iPhone 4 hardware. then we'll see how well it works.

    I really liked the name Assistant better though. It was much moree in line with Apple's way of naming things to more or less explain what they're for. Siri is very "un-Apple". I think it must have been a concession of buying/using the software.

    Hackers Working To Port Siri On iPhone 4 (SCREENSHOT)

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    Siri worked fine on the Iphone 3GS eighteen months ago when it was available from the appstore. Hmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrgrimm View Post
    Siri worked fine on the Iphone 3GS eighteen months ago when it was available from the appstore. Hmmm...
    I seriously doubt its the same .

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    Quote Originally Posted by osxx View Post
    I seriously doubt its the same .
    From what I've been told,SIRI will only work on the 4s due to "hardware limitations". Interpret that as you'd like, but I'll also quote this:
    At this point, we’re unsure of whether Siri requires certain hardware components or not.
    and then add that it's not just speculation.

    As for it Previously working... Siri at the time was simply an app. It has evolved far past an app now. The physical technology was purchased by Apple and has since had engineers working on both the language and hardware in order to perfect it for the iOS platform.

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    What Doug b said.

    COULD Siri be made to POSSIBLY work on an iPhone 4? Yeah, I'll bet it could. Would it SUCK by comparison to the iPhone 4S? Yeah, most likely it would.

    Apple is about the EXPERIENCE. They don't want you to use Siri if it's gonna suck, so they limit it to hardware they know will let it run well. Not really that hard to figure out.

    I know that won't stop the experimenters, gawd bless 'em, but for everyone else -- the clue phone is ringing, and it's for you.

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    So why is it siri now runs fine on the iphone 4 and can talk to servers yet apple says it is hardware limitations.. I would have to go with the marketing ploy to force more people to buy the 4s since they did not release the 5

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    Siri is not worth worrying about, not really that useful.


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