1. H_D's Avatar
    With the confirmation that the iP4S STILL has 512mb's of RAM (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/10/...ave-512mb-ram/ ) , why can't/couldn't Apple have easily ported to us iP4 users?
    10-10-2011 03:00 PM
  2. sting7k's Avatar
    Lack of a second CPU to do the processing.
    10-10-2011 04:00 PM
  3. Toochief's Avatar
    To market and sell the 4S!
    10-10-2011 04:22 PM
  4. elavum's Avatar
    If siri was running on IP4, I would have brought IP4 and saved some $$$ for accessories/ apps.
    I guess they have very good marketing reason to limit to IP4S. There may be other techinical reason also. If they are going to split the voice command processing between device and apple servers, they may need a better processor on device.
    10-10-2011 04:32 PM
  5. m.espi602's Avatar
    I think they want the sales for the iP4s. It does them no good to allow it on the iP4... right now at least.. Hopefully it will be available with a later update.
    10-10-2011 04:38 PM
  6. Alli's Avatar
    It has little do to with marketing and more to do with the processor. The 4s has a much faster processor.
    10-10-2011 04:40 PM
  7. davjaxn's Avatar
    I am guessing it has less to do with RAM and more to do with processing and computing power. I can only imagine how taxing on a processor something like Siri must be.
    10-10-2011 04:41 PM
  8. mech1164's Avatar
    As it is give it a few days and the jailbreak will allow you to add it. This is more the likely to help get people to get the 4S.

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    10-10-2011 04:42 PM
  9. BigLan's Avatar
    It has little do to with marketing and more to do with the processor. The 4s has a much faster processor.
    I have to agree with Alli
    10-10-2011 04:55 PM
  10. Dazzx's Avatar
    It has little do to with marketing and more to do with the processor. The 4s has a much faster processor.
    Not sure I agree , Most of the work is done in the cloud as you need an Internet connection for Siri to work (I believe )


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    10-10-2011 05:37 PM
  11. Tillsworth's Avatar
    As far as I'm aware those that are experts at jailbreaking have tried to replicate Siri on the iP4 without much luck. Apparently it's slow and lags, so I would assume there is actually some technical reason why Siri isn't on the iP4 too.
    10-10-2011 06:42 PM
  12. paul-c's Avatar
    I think it's a combination of both.
    10-10-2011 06:54 PM
  13. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Like people have said before...from a tech level, the iP4 may not be able to run the process fluidly because of the processing limitations. From a basic common sense level, it also has to do with keeping new features on the new hand set. In the Apple world, a year old means there's almost a guarantee of new hardware replacing your iPhone/iPad/Macbook/iPod...it really wouldn't be good marketing to just give out all the newest features, taking away the appeal of buying a new phone/tablet/computer/mp3 player...
    10-10-2011 06:58 PM
  14. Garz's Avatar
    I believe the 4 could of handled Siri. It still has a A4 chip after all. I think Siri was only offered for the 4S for marketing. I thnk its genius because its a awesome feature. I cant wait for it.
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    10-10-2011 06:58 PM
  15. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    If it is possible to run it on iPhone 4, I'm sure we're only a few weeks away from a jailbroken fix where iPhone 4 owners will be able to install it.
    10-10-2011 07:11 PM
  16. Genericmessage00's Avatar
    Marketing.

    Plain and simple.

    Surprised no-one else can see this
    10-10-2011 08:08 PM
  17. mrobertson21's Avatar
    It has little do to with marketing and more to do with the processor. The 4s has a much faster processor.
    Could you provide some substantiation for that? Not saying you're incorrect, but its hard to believe that it has "little" to do with marketing.
    10-10-2011 08:36 PM
  18. Snownation's Avatar
    Pretty obvious marketing ploy.

    2x CPU isn't enough to get Fans to make the conversion to a 4S.
    Add in 4S exclusive Siri, and it is. Let's see how well Siri actually works out to be.
    Might just be another forgotten "feature" after a few weeks.

    Wonder what the iPhone 6 will be like. Too bad we'll never see an iPhone 5 now.
    10-11-2011 07:46 AM
  19. Timhewitt's Avatar
    The developer himself stated that Siri was severely crippled on the older hardware and the iPhone 4S is the first hardware capable of actually running the software as it was intended.

    I believe him...
    10-11-2011 08:00 AM
  20. Genericmessage00's Avatar
    The developer himself stated that Siri was severely crippled on the older hardware and the iPhone 4S is the first hardware capable of actually running the software as it was intended.

    I believe him...
    I ask you (AGAIN), do you know this dev personally? Could you set up an interview with us? Do you have any proof what-so-ever that this is the case?
    10-11-2011 09:07 AM
  21. Optic Dev's Avatar
    With the confirmation that the iP4S STILL has 512mb's of RAM (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/10/...ave-512mb-ram/ ) , why can't/couldn't Apple have easily ported to us iP4 users?
    The iPhone 4S has Dual Core A5 Processor. RAM is sufficient.
    10-11-2011 09:09 AM
  22. Nansi's Avatar
    for the marketing of iphone 4s
    but wish to release for ip4 users as well
    10-11-2011 09:47 AM
  23. gregorypleau's Avatar
    Add another voice to the needs the A5 CPU crowd here. Dual core is a significant value add when talking about background processing for apps.
    10-11-2011 10:08 AM
  24. MustangLife's Avatar
    To market and sell the 4S!
    That pretty much somes it up. That Apple crap that the Iphone4S is the only phone capable of running Siri is garbage. Apple lies to us alot. But I plan on owning a 4S 1 way or another so not worried about it.
    10-11-2011 03:35 PM
  25. kikideath's Avatar
    It's not just about the ram, it's also about the processing power which is much better on the 4S.
    10-11-2011 05:23 PM
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