Apple confirms Siri will stay an iPhone 4S exclusive
1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5145; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
"It seems Apple would rather leave Siri as a selling point of the iPhone 4S though."
If Apple had released Siri for older iDevices, it would have been time to short their stock. Apple makes minimal $ on their iDevices after the sale. It is all about selling new iDevices going forward.
Don't be surprised if new releases of Siri are not backward compatible to even the iPhone 4S....
3. theandroid1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)
It doesn't make me made that my iPhone 4 won't be getting Siri. Even if it is possible I realize Apple needs to keep it exclusive as it is a main selling point for the iPhone 4S.
However, I am extremely unhappy to hear that it will not be coming to the iPad 2. I bought this device launch week only a few months ago and they have already decided to not give it the latest and greatest features. It is almost guaranteed that the iPad 3 will get it yet the iPad 2 just won't (for no reason, the power is there and it wouldn't cut into the 4s sales). When I pay 500 for a device I at least expect it to stay get the latest features for 10 months.
5. Tristann (Posts: 76; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)
Wow how could they not support the iPad? Its a giant iPhone(Or itouch)!
They have the same A5 Chip -.- Oh well i just wanted Siri to mess around with it :P
4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5145; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
@theandroid1 - Apple is only interested in being your friend as long as you continue to buy their new stuff. The moment you take delivery of whatever iDevice you purchased, you are yesterday's news to them.
There is a reason why Apple is on track to receive 60% of cellphone industry profits.
8. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
How do you explain their highest in the industry customer satisfaction ratings.
9. Penny (Posts: 951; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Distorted reality - because they manage to turn their users into die-hard supporters such as yourself.
It's not all bad. If a company can make its customers die-hard fans, more power to them. But the success we're seeing with Apple, and even smartphones in general, in this generation is more about the culture than it is about the products. As a result of the cultural trend, many Apple fans are satisfied with Apple because what they wanted was to be the proud owner of an Apple product, no matter what benefits or faults came with the product itself.
I say distorted reality because cognition is all about perception, and perception is dependent on the filters your brain applies to process information. If I were an average fan of a company, I would use the product, pay little attention to its faults, and focus my attention and excitement on the cool things it can do. Basically, it's just bias.
10. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 640; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
100% with u there. [i'm an iPhone 4 user by d way, but let d truth be told.]
23. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5145; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
How does customer satisfaction rating relate to a decision to keep Siri exclusive to the iPhone 4S? Or, how does customer satisfaction scores relate to Apple focusing on driving revenues from iDevice sales?
6. SuperEd (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Yea, cuz nobody else wants the peice of TRASH!
11. Whateverman (Posts: 3150; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Who says Apple doesn't support their legact devices??? I'm sorry, that just plain sucks! Basically they're saying, "Sure your phone can do it. But we want you to buy another one instead just because." Kinda reminds me of the Stride chewing gum commercials. Chew another piece...or we'll find you!
As a customer with 3 available upgrades right now, this makes it just a little harder for Apple to get my money. It would be different if it were a new piece of hardware. There is no way a customer could expect Apple to retro-fit their ip4 with an 8MP shooter. But software?!?!? What happens if they I were to buy an iP4S and they make "iMaps" exclusive to the iP5 only? I am an Apple fan, but I'm not gonna bend over every June (or October maybe) just because Apple comes up with the next great iApp. I'll keep a Mac or two as far as computers, but they can keep their phones.
21. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
You're not an Apple fan. You never say anything positive about Apple
25. Whateverman (Posts: 3150; Member since: 17 May 2009)
That's because this is PHONEarena! I'm not a big fan of the iPhone at all. iOS is okay but gets so boring. If we're talking about computers...I have nothing but good things to say about the Mac line. But I need more on my phone and Apple ain't gonna give me what I want.
24. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5145; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
"What happens if they I were to buy an iP4S and they make "iMaps" exclusive to the iP5 only?"
You get to decide if you want to express your dissatisfaction with Apple by voting with your wallet (aka buy an Android device). Welcome to capitalism. (Not being snarky; just expressing reality.)
12. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
Every year the slaves must buy the new model to follow
13. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
Reason being...siri is the only difference between iphone4 and 4s....gotta have something to justify price difference between the two phones...i am more than certain siri can operate on iphone4...but if it could...then why would there be a need for 4s
17. JonnyV (Posts: 17; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)
Actually, the dual core processor and camera are the main differences between an iPhone 4 and an iPhone 4S. The software is only a perk. I agree with the general consensus that forcing the user to purchase new hardware to use a piece of software is just plain ridiculous.
20. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Well (and this is a compliment not an attempt to bash the new iPhone) the iPhone four took great pictures and I have never seen one lag really so the upgrades to camera/CPU are relatively minor to most users I would think.
14. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Haha they ran out of ideas for new features so they "create" them by removing an app from the store and making it exclusive to their new product...
Way go to go guys, way to go...
15. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Will someone with an iPhone or knowledge of this clarify for me, which models was the app available for before being pulled from the app store?
18. JonnyV (Posts: 17; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)
The app/feature was NEVER in the store. If you actually read the article, it explains that people were able to port it onto hacked devices. It was merely suggested that they sell it in the store. They didn't actually post it.
19. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
No. Siri was a stand alone app available on the app store before it was marketed as a feature for the new iPhone.
I could be wrong, but that was my understanding. I'm almost positive I even saw a post where someone had it on their older iPhone. I haven't owned an iPhone since the Droid came out and I never had siri so I don't know for sure.
22. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
my understanding is that it was in the app store. there was someone on the boards complaining that they had it on their ipad or whatnot and it stopped working shortly after apple bought it, since they wanted to make it an i4s exclusive.
16. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
why make 20 bux when they could make 70% of 600?