iOS developers port Siri onto the iPhone 3GS, post a video to prove it
posted by Nick T. / Nov 08, 2011, 7:02 AM
Think that Siri is so advanced that it would never work on hardware inferior to that of the iPhone 4S? Think again as you watch that video of Apple's voice-activated personal assistant running fine on that good old iPhone 3GS.
Grant Paul and Steve Troughton-Smith are the folks responsible for porting Siri over to the 3GS, and if the latter's name sounds familiar to you, that is because he was the one who kind of brought the service to the iPhone 4 not long ago, albeit unofficially. Sure, the short video is not enough to say whether Siri works flawlessly on the 3GS or not, but it more or less hints that the feature does not necessarily need to be an iPhone 4S exclusive, at least from technical standpoint.
Apple might bring Siri to the iPhone 4, and with each new hack to emerge from the developer community, seeing that happening in the near future seems more and more likely. Feel free to check out the video below and let us know what you think by dropping a comment.In the meantime, there is a rumor going back and forth suggesting that
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As an iPhone 4S owner, I am completely offended that Apple is even attempting to do this. I was eligible for an upgrade 6 months before the 4S came out, and when I decided to upgrade, I expected to upgrade to the best. If the iPhone 4 and lesser models get Siri, what the hell is the difference between the 4S and them (other than the obvious MINOR camera and a5 chip upgrade)??? Instead of thinking of ways to make the other iPhones exactly the same as the NEWEST model, why doesn't Apple actually work on ways to upgrade Siri for the 4S and make the phone ACTUALLY WORTH A DAMN UPGRADE!! The initial lack of change from the 4 to 4S really makes me regret leaving Android, and this really is not helping the cause...
posted on Nov 08, 2011, 8:20 AM 8
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Quit your b*tching. As an iPhone 4 user, who got his iPhone 4 two months before the 4S was announced, I am happy that I can possibly get Siri. I got the 4 before the 4S rumors, and now I'm stuck with the obsolete device, and Verizon won't help me out. They also dropped the price of the 4 right after I bought it. They better bring the new software asap!
posted on Nov 08, 2011, 10:23 AM 2
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@mas1988. What You're overlooking is the fact that many people were already using Siri before the ip4s. Allowing Siri to be ported to ip4 is kinda like restoring an old function. The 4s still has an A5 chip and the best camera available on the market right now. If that wasn't enough, you can only be upset with yourself for upgrading.
posted on Nov 08, 2011, 12:15 PM 0
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What?? What kind of inferiority complex do you have that you don't want other users to enjoy this feature? If you upgraded you may as well get the newest one and enjoy the dual core and nicer camera. Whatever man is right. If you're not happy with your upgrade you have only yourself to blame.
posted on Nov 08, 2011, 12:26 PM 1
Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011
Siri is only at a very early stage but apple would have a very hard time convincing even the most easily led of its islaves to upgrade and spend their money on the exact same phone as last year if they didn't exaggerate siri to ridiculous proportions to drive sales, Im surprised Apple didn't use people crying in the iphone 4s siri ads,crying over the joy of having voice search despite the fact its is on the market for over a year,crying much like apple folk in facetime ads last year,crying because they can see their son on the other side with video call,a feature which was origionally available half a decade ago
posted on Nov 08, 2011, 4:30 PM 0
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Unfortunately the are thousands out there like you who have been fooled again by Apple,its a viscous circle. However the one point of light in your situation is that there are many islaves out there who will happilty pay full price to you for your iphone 4s and you will be free to make a better decision this time round
posted on Nov 08, 2011, 4:25 PM 1
Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 01, 2009
Does it not bother ANYONE that they completely abandoned the Siri that I've had on my 3gs for the last 18 months? I've used it to make reservations, set appointments, set reminders, find restaurants, etc. And now, it's just useless.
posted on Nov 08, 2011, 9:26 AM 1
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