Siri, Siri, Siri. That’s definitely one of my most-typed words this week. One more for good measure: Siri.
iPhone 4 and 3GS owners continue to cry themselves to sleep over the lack of Siri, and now Apple has shattered their Siri dreams further by declaring that it has no plans to bring the sultry vixen (or cheeky devil, depending where you are) to earlier iDevices.
An unidentified proactive chap contacted Apple with the idea of releasing a “special build” of iOS with Siri Final included. The idea was that iPhone 4 and iPod 4th gen users would pay $19.99 for the privilege.
However, Apple replied: “Engineering has provided the following feedback regarding this issue: Siri only works on iPhone 4S and we currently have no plans to support older devices.”
Maybe I’m just an old stick-in-the-mud, but I really couldn’t care less about voice recognition crap.
Having said that, analyst Shaw Wu reckons Siri is the driving force behind iPhone 4S sales, and Google exec Eric Schmidt claims Apple’s latest innovation could have a massive impact on the way we search for stuff online. Hmm.
via: Michael Steeber