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Will siri work on the iphone 4?

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STWCHEF Calculating status...
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Oct 4, 2011 4:44 PM

Will Siri work on the iPhone 4?

  • d6d24r94 Level 3 Level 3 (610 points)
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    Oct 4, 2011 4:45 PM (in response to STWCHEF)

    This question has been asked countless times. Please do a quick search before asking to see if you can find your answer.

     

    According to Apple, Siri is only available on the 4S, at least for the time being.

  • Evil Chick Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2011 1:34 AM (in response to STWCHEF)

    Nope. It needs 4S' A5 chip to work.

  • UK-Max Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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    Oct 5, 2011 1:52 AM (in response to Evil Chick)

    What makes you so sure it needs the A5 chip?

     

    From a pure marketing standpoint, it makes perfect sense that Siri works only on 4S. Were it not for Siri, there would be very little incentive - almost none - to upgrade from 4 to 4s. But that's not the same thing as saying it can't physically be done, or it needs a particular chip to do it.

     

    In fact Siri is simply a clever extension of technology that's been around for years, so it's more of a breakthrough in imagination than a breakthrough in technology (and no less worthy for being that).

     

    I'll bet my proverbials that there will be some work around or fix which, though not to Apple's taste, enables users of 4 or 3GS handsets to engage with Siri.

  • Dave Hutch Level 4 Level 4 (1,455 points)
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    Oct 5, 2011 6:02 AM (in response to STWCHEF)

    There's always Vlingo or Dragon Dictation as a consolation prize for the iPhone 4

    Vlingo now has free SMS and e-mail built in as of yesterday

  • DavidK2010 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    Oct 5, 2011 10:27 AM (in response to UK-Max)

    Th eonly reason it wouldnt work on the iPhone 4, is because Apple dont want it too, the iPhone 4 has plenty of processing power for an app like that basically voice recognition and internet searches.

     

    As Jonathan said it did work on 3GS and 4 untill Apple bought it, another ploy to push people into upgrading.

     

    Look at iTunes there is no reason whatsoever that the new iTunes shouldnt work on older Mac OS's other that Apple dont want it too = Upgrades

     

    It work on windows XP which is a lot older

  • BoWa Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2011 11:04 AM (in response to Evil Chick)

    So does this also mean iPad 2 is supported?

  • d6d24r94 Level 3 Level 3 (610 points)
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    Oct 5, 2011 11:59 AM (in response to BoWa)

    Read the footnote at the bottom of this page:

    http://apple.com/iphone/features/siri.html

     

    It exclusively says it is supported for iPhone 4S ONLY. iPhone 4S ≠ iPad 2.

  • imanog Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)
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    Oct 5, 2011 12:02 PM (in response to d6d24r94)
  • hoopesr Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2011 2:51 PM (in response to STWCHEF)

    I've had Siri working on my iPhone 4 for months now-in what universe does Apple think it is appropriate to render my Siri app on my iPhone 4 inoperable, just because they are releasing a newer version for the latest iPhone 4S? 

     

    Is Apple actually out to annoy all the existing customers like me, with Siri working on their current iPhones?  Nice work, Apple....I'm very impressed...

  • d6d24r94 Level 3 Level 3 (610 points)
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    Oct 5, 2011 2:57 PM (in response to hoopesr)

    Submit your complaints to Apple feedback directly. They are useless here on the forums.

     

    http://apple.com/feedback

     

    hoopesr wrote:

     

    Is Apple actually out to annoy all the existing customers like me, with Siri working on their current iPhones?  Nice work, Apple....I'm very impressed...

    No, they are out to market a new product that has some hardware improvements. If they allowed Siri to run on all other devices, would anyone buy the new iPhone? Of course not! They would just get the free iOS 5 upgrade.

  • DavidK2010 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    Oct 5, 2011 3:03 PM (in response to d6d24r94)

    So they should market it with a new feature not take and disable a feature people have been using for months disgusting on their part

  • asustud1 Calculating status...
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    Oct 6, 2011 7:25 PM (in response to DavidK2010)

    I couldn't agree more David with your comments, as much as I am a solid fan of Apple, I am not a fan of the vicious ways in which they force their users to upgrade. It is close to being quite unethical, especially this situation! I hope that they get enough people to call their bluff on this one & that they start making changes to these sneaky upgrade requirements.  Do you know what I mean? ;D

  • philbat Calculating status...
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    Oct 7, 2011 12:41 AM (in response to d6d24r94)

    To d6d24r94  if you cannot answer questions without being a smart *** - probably better you just stay quiet,

     

    This question may have been asked countless times (though I doubt it as Siri has only very recently been announced)   -  but probably not by this questioner.

     

    For your information I did a search for the answer - and guess where I was taken -  HERE.

  • DavidK2010 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    Oct 7, 2011 1:23 AM (in response to asustud1)

    I do know what you mean yes, It also annoys me when people assume it needs the A5 chip, It worked before on the iPhone 4 and 3GS, and non of the processing was done on the phone anyway.

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