Siri Ported to iPhone 4, Apple Blocking Devices?

It has been around fifteen 18 years since Apple ventured into the handheld electronics world. They kicked it off with devices like the Newton Message Pad and now we have the advanced iPhone 4 with iOS 5. You can do almost anything on your smartphone these days and the advent of smartphones like Android devices and iPhone iterations, and most recently tablets have spelled the demise of the PDA.

Initially developed outside Apple, Siri became an outstanding feature for iOS 5 on the iPhone 4S. Siri can be described as the personal digital assistant to the iPhone 4S. The original Siri app worked fine with the iPhone 4 but the lack of apps supporting are Apple’s way to differentiate iPhone 4 from iPhone 4S aside from a hardware bump.

The app is more than just an entertainment feature or  simple voice control support. Siri considers the voice as a necessary factor in achieveing a rich multi-input digital experience for users. With its amazing speech recognition accuracy, Siri has become widely popular. iPhone 4 users also want to gain access to Siri, but at present, this only remains conceptual.

Efforts done by developer Steven Troughton-Smith and the people at 9to5 Mac can pave the way to have Siri on iPhone 4.   It may not be a simple install however, iPhone 4 owners trying to get Siri will need to bypass the company’s app install authorization.

The iPhone 4 does not possess the dual core CPU of its successor but the port of the voice assistant was done with the use of the 4S Siri and Springboard files. The result, although not perfect, a Siri port that can recognize spoken commands. There’s still a missing driver so we don’t have the means to gauge the speed of Siri on iPhone 4. The question now depends on if Apple is blocking Siri on iPhone 4 at the server level by checking the hardware model.  Troughton-Smith has already improved the performance of the app on iPhone 4 though and Apple’s servers remain inaccessible.  At this point if Siri can run on iPhone 4 hardware then really the only reason Apple could be witholding it from owners of this hardware is to force a feature upgrade.  You want Siri, get an iPhone 4s.

 

 


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15 Comments

  1. Koki362 says:

    if they can find a way to bypass apple’s server which i doubt that it won’t happen then siri can be installed on the iPhone 4 unit then siri works perfect for the 4 all they need is to bypass the server.

  2. Cjeckman says:

    Want not wan’t*

  3. Neville_divecha says:

    Your grammatical suggestions are unnecessary. The creator of this article was merely providing a service to the uninformed, but interested iPhone 4 users. Thank him before using grammatical innacuracies as your means of comedical attack.

  4. A couple of minor niggles …

    The first Newton device officially shipped in 1993, making it more than 18 years “Apple ventured into the handheld electronics world”, not fifteen as mentioned in your post. Also, “Message Pad” is not two words. It’s written as a single word with an intercap … “MessagePad”. I’d appreciate it if you would please correct these inaccuracies.

    Thank you.

  5. A.N.Onymous says:

    To quote yourself “pretty lame imho” – have you no concept or understanding of practical business whatsoever? Why on earth would apple want people to run Siri on their iPhone 4 or 3GS?

    For one thing that would cut out one of their biggest USPs on the 4S, and for another thing it would not run as well on the 4 as the 4S due to the weaker processing power.

    Quite frankly, as an internet blogging site that appears to have views on some of the most pressing technological matters at present, i find your comments here to be rather immature, and lacking any sort of professional brainpower whatsoever. 

    Maybe when you release a smartphone that has a million sales on the first day of release you can have the right to criticise one of the largest smartphone retailers in the world and brand them as “pretty lame”

    Ridiculous blog.

  6. A.N.Onymous says:

    To quote yourself “pretty lame imho” – have you no concept or understanding of practical business whatsoever? Why on earth would apple want people to run Siri on their iPhone 4 or 3GS?

    For one thing that would cut out one of their biggest USPs on the 4S, and for another thing it would not run as well on the 4 as the 4S due to the weaker processing power.

    Quite frankly, as an internet blogging site that appears to have views on some of the most pressing technological matters at present, i find your comments here to be rather immature, and lacking any sort of professional brainpower whatsoever. 

    Maybe when you release a smartphone that has a million sales on the first day of release you can have the right to criticise one of the largest smartphone retailers in the world and brand them as “pretty lame”

    Ridiculous blog.

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