- 10-06-2011, 02:28 PM #2
I think Siri would work on the iPad 2, but they need something to justify the iPhone 4s. Really it is just an snappier phone with a better camera. This update is all about the OS and all the new features. Siri gives those users that will be spending $$ on launch something to make them special.
- 10-06-2011, 02:29 PM #3
- 10-06-2011, 03:17 PM #4iPhone Newbie
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Well I was wondering, if the new iPhone doesn't have 1 GB of RAM then could Siri potentially work on some of the older devices?
Being dyslexic and spending most of my time writing with the aid of dictation software I personally think that Siri is the killer feature but am wondering if it is compelling enough to purchase?
What do you think?
- 10-06-2011, 03:27 PM #5
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- 10-08-2011, 03:15 PM #9
It needs a connection back to the serves, and my understanding was it needs the extra CPU power (and perhaps memory) to handle the demands. I don't know for sure, but since a lot of users don't actually double tap the home button and close apps I would hope apple included more than a sufficient amount of RAM.
- 10-08-2011, 04:17 PM #10
We won't know the answer to this question until Apple explains. What's interesting is that one group of people assume Apple is intentionally withholding a feature for no logical reason. You may not agree with why they do certain things (e.g. no Flash), but they do have a logical reason for their actions and it's not just to squeeze more dollars from loyal customers.
- 10-08-2011, 06:27 PM #11
- 10-08-2011, 06:36 PM #12iMore Expert
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"Everything I've read from jailbreak boards seems to indicate the SIRI app is highly integrated into the root code of the iP4S - and written in such a way that the iP4S hardware is required, and a work-around to make it work on any other device than the iP4S is unlikely to happen any time soon, if at all."
So looks like it will take time but only be available for Iphone4 or Ipad2 in a jailbroken app. I don't see why it won't be possible. Siri was originally a app not owned by Apple in the App store that ran on the iphone4. I think its possible but might take a few months. If Apple didn't make the Siri advanced voice control a Iphone 4S specific program. They would lose a selling point for people to upgrade to the new Iphone4S.
- 10-08-2011, 06:42 PM #13
- 10-08-2011, 07:05 PM #14
My broader point was that there are people who always presume the worst of Apple.
- 10-08-2011, 07:06 PM #15
People are way too caught up on specs these days instead of performance...they tend to glance away from things based on numbers on paper vs. performance in hand. Many people do this in the automotive world too...and they miss out on some really amazing machines.
- 10-08-2011, 09:30 PM #16
Siri worked fine on 3GS, until recently. Can't see why it would need a gig, unless it does a lot more than the standalone app. But either way, why disable the app on existing phones?
If it does have a gig of RAM, maybe it's fast enough for Flash...
- 10-08-2011, 10:25 PM #17
I don't really think Siri will ever come to the iPad, but it might if they get enough customers asking for it.
- 10-08-2011, 11:44 PM #18
What iPads are not always on the Internet? Mine is always at home on wi-fi. Anywhere else I'd be using it would also have wi-fi. In between it's packed away. Many people also have 3G. The only difference I can think of is that most people, including me, don't use it while driving.
- 10-09-2011, 12:42 AM #19
- 10-09-2011, 01:14 AM #20
News to me. Forget Siri, they wouldn't be doing much of anything. Seems like just about everyone has wifi these days, and if they don't then why bother? You're right that people aren't likely walking around with headphones. iPods have voice control without being always online.
Even so, every iPad is online some of the time and many are online all the time, so that in itself is not it. If this feature is intended for hands-free driving, it makes a bit more sense. I expect to be using it a lot on my 4S, looking up addresses and directions, making calls, controlling audio, composing texts, etc. I won't do that with my iPad 'cuz I can't put it in my pocket or make voice calls.
- 10-09-2011, 01:43 AM #21
VoiceOver doesn't require an internet connection. Siri does. And Apple has made it clear that they don't care to put Siri on the iPod at this time, and I think that's because the iPod is not an always-online device. I still think Siri would be really awkward on the iPad because of the form factor. Also it would do so much less than it does on the iPhone.
- 10-09-2011, 01:55 AM #22
- 10-09-2011, 08:13 AM #23iPhone Intermediate
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