Siri hacked to run on the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch

Mon, Oct 31, 2011


Developer Steven Troughton was successfully able to port Siri to the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch. Siri as you probably now is currently an iPhone 4S exclusive. Some have speculated that this is on account of Siri needing the processing power of the A5 found in Apple’s latest iPhone. In other words, previous hardware wasn’t up to snuff when it came to Siri.

Or so they thought.

The following video shows Siri running on a 4th generation iPod Touch.

So with Siri seemingly more than capable of running on the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch, one has to wonder why it remains officially supported solely on the iPhone 4S. One explanation, which we find quite plausible, is that the iPhone 4S ushered in millions of new Siri users. As a result, and given that Siri was a new vaunted feature, Apple wanted to limit Siri to a few million users as opposed to opening things up to tens of millions if not hundreds of million iOS users.

So will you be able to try out Siri even if you don’t have the latest and greatest iPhone from Apple? Don’t count on it. The developers behind this hack said they have no plans to release it to the public, which obviously requires a device to be jailbroken. In other words, this won’t be popping up on Cydia anytime soon.

via 9to5Mac


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