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Lo & Behold! Siri Has Been Ported To iPhone 4 [VIDEO DEMOS]

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9to5Mac in collaboration with developer Steven Troughton-Smith have ported the amazing voice assistant technology a.k.a Siri from the iPhone 4S to iPhone 4. The developer successfully installed the iPhone 4S Siri and Springboard files onto an iPhone 4 allowing Siri’s interface to load up just fine on the iPhone 4, with all the features from the iPhone 4S. However, the response of Siri on iPhone 4 is not exactly on par with how it performs on an iPhone 4S. Apparently, Siri requires a special GPU driver for iPhone 4 which isn’t included in iPhone 4S Siri files. Also, Apple is currently not authenticating voice commands sent from Siri on iPhone 4 to it servers.

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Perhaps the biggest news here is that we’ve determined that there is no technical reason for Apple not to allow Siri to run on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 hardware can support the Siri artificial intelligence system, as the A4 processor is said to be powerful enough. We are not entirely sure why Apple is making Siri an iPhone 4S exclusive but it could be due to special microphone support, or because the A5 may allow it to run slightly quicker.

Nonetheless, 9to5Mac claims to be working with Troughton-Smith to further improve Siri’s performance on iPhone 4 port. Meanwhile, take a look at Siri working on iPhone 4 in the following videos:

Is this going to stop you from getting an iPhone 4s? Let us know what you think!

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  • Kirk

    Sooo not surprised!! Can’t wait for this to be perfected..well, as good as it can be I guess. It’s like Apple not allowing multitasking on the 3G but only 3GS when it was capable but just slower..I understand apple tho. They only like to deal with perfection and don’t do antything half perfect. 

  • SINISTERjoker

    As a multi billion dollar company why would they include Siri in an iPhone 4. Adding Siri into an older product does not increase sales of a new one that’s just over a year old from its replacement.

    iPhone 3G did the things aparently it couldn’t do cause 3GS was so amazing. All it is is sales has nothing to do barely with what the phones capable of. It’s just apple waving their jedi mind trick infront of everyone another year and everyone falling for it. Save your money but one every 2 years use your head

  • Kirk

    I agree with you!

    BUT…

    If you bough the 3GS then the 4S is worth it because at least you can still do the appriate upgrade i.e by the “S” phones because you know apple will probably follow the same route. I say if you have the 3g move to 4 then 5. If you have the 3gs move to 4s then 5s? lol… right??

  • Anonymous

    Or just like money? 

  • Kirk

    That too!

  • Don

    Its obviously for the money and not because “it may run a little slower on the iPhone 4”. Apple know’s that Siri is an awesome new feature that many people want, so instead of making it available to previous iPhone 4 owners they only make it available to people that either upgrade or spend another $600+ on a new phone. I for one can’t wait to Jailbreak my iPhone 4 on iOS 5 just to spite Apple. I love my iPhone and my MacBook but I can’t stand the company for reasons just like this. I get an upgrade this December so I definitely will not be upgrading to 4S, hopefully the Galaxy S III will be coming out around that time, if not I’ll what for it:D

  • Med86

    “We are not entirely sure why Apple is making Siri an iPhone 4S exclusive”….

    I assume we’re looking for an answer more sophisticated than: “to make you buy another iPhone”…. lol. So much commentary about this story so far and about Siri in general since the 4S was announced, I don’t get why people don’t get it.. as an iPhone 4 owner it would be the ONLY reason I’d upgrade. If Siri worked fine on my phone (even it was slightly slower) I wouldn’t even think about getting the 4S, other than the fact that I want to keep my run going of so far owning every iPhone released in Canada within a week of its release I guess. Now the real question is, will this eventually be made public for jailbreakers etc? Cuz that’d be cool.

  • Anonymous

    That would not happen to iPhone 4. Siri is exclusively designed for iPhone 4s. This news wouldn’t stop me from buying 4s

  • Ken Durham

    Remember, our favorite iphone guru, Gary, told us that Vlingo is now free and it works very well for me on my 4, paired with a Plantronics 903 Backbeat BT headset I am a much less distracted driver, ;).

  • Anonymous

    Getting Apple’s severs to answer an iPhone 4 Siri request will be a tricky one and I’m sure Apple has covered many angles in making sure that if ported Siri won’t fully work.

    But my guess is that Siri will be nothing more than the regular voice command system since they don’t have Apple’s servers to respond to complex requests

  • Anonymous

    Getting Apple’s severs to answer an iPhone 4 Siri request will be a tricky one and I’m sure Apple has covered many angles in making sure that if ported Siri won’t fully work.

    But my guess is that Siri will be nothing more than the regular voice command system since they don’t have Apple’s servers to respond to complex requests

  • Haha you got the memo! 🙂

  • Frankie

    My understanding is the iOS5 we download to upgrade our iPhone 4 already has Siri as a module in the package. It is however disabled. If the dev team manages to enable it in jail broken phones, everybody can have Siri. Nice!!

  • Anonymous

    Siri is not programmed with all those answers, it sends your voice commands to Apple’s servers and it is there where it is processed and a response is sent back. Even simple tasks such as playing an audio file requires a data connection. Without the servers it is nothing more than just the regular voice commands that we were use to in the past. And  getting a response back from the servers will be tricky since they currently only respond to 4S devices.

  • Auto Strada

    haha you think Apple cares whether you jailbreak your phone or not?

    “but I can’t stand the company for reasons just like this…” Really? 

    Apple is a business, first and foremost. Businesses exist to make money, everything else is secondary. I can’t understand people who can’t understand that.

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