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Why is Siri exclusive to the iPhone 4S?

Why would Apple not put Siri on the new iPad? And there are videos of it running on the iPhone 4 too. Why is Apple being so awkward?!

Most Useful Answer Pondlife  Mar. 13, 2012 at 12:19

Am I alone in not wanting it anyway?

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matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 12, 2012 at 21:39

Because they're Apple, in short.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 12, 2012 at 21:56

matt's partly right...

Some of the Siri engine is embedded in the iPhone 4S's cpu... which explains why nobody's been able to fully port it to other phones/pads... Which, I s'pose, goes back to matt's argument :D :p

AhmadCentral  Mar. 12, 2012 at 22:02

So you have to buy an iPad and an iPhone.

Its apple, all they care about is money

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 12, 2012 at 22:03

Also, since all (well most) of Siri's hard work is done by Apple's servers you need to put a shed load of work into using it on any other iOS device, otherwise Apple will be able to tell the requests didn't originate from an iPhone 4S.

Also, the iPhone 4S needed as many selling points as Apple could find, so they made Siri exclusive to the 4S, not just part of iOS 5.

Pondlife  Mar. 13, 2012 at 10:44

So you have to buy an iPad and an iPhone.

Well not really as it's not in the iPad

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 13, 2012 at 11:59

So you have to buy an iPad and an iPhone.

Well not really as it's not in the iPad


I think THAT was his point. Apple's strategy: people who already had an iPad, had to get an iPhone 4s to get Siri ;)

Pondlife  Mar. 13, 2012 at 12:19

Am I alone in not wanting it anyway?

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 13, 2012 at 12:31

Not wanting? The iPad 3? Nah,I'm not rushing out to buy one. In a few months I might consider a 2nd hand one - mainly because I saw the latest version of Garage band and Photoshop Touch - yummy.
But my better half's iPad 2 handles both apps adequately.

Pondlife  Mar. 13, 2012 at 12:36

I meant Siri, I quite like the ipad 3 despite the silly screen res.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 13, 2012 at 12:47

oh, right- Siri... Nah, I don't want it. At ALL. The fact that it's all happening on Apple's servers puts me right of. And anyhoo - talking with my phone? Once it's out of Beta and 3rd party Apps developers have fully embraced it, it may become useful for some applications... Now? Baaaaah

AhmadCentral  Mar. 13, 2012 at 13:50

I wouldn't want to get one, i don't get apples system of overcharging for products that you can get for much cheaper elsewhere. (E.g iphone/s2 or ipad/galaxy tab) And then overcharging you to do things on your phone that you can get for free elsewhere. (e.g icloud). And then the way they restrict you and dictate the "apple way" to use your product etc...

And i'm not a fan of the way Apple claims that everything they do is "revolutionary" when its actually been on the market for say 10 years or something.

Don't get me wrong, i;m not an apple basher or anything. Apple just don't cater to my needs and thats why i'll never own a product from them unless they change their approach. I'd still recommend an iPhone/iPad to people who just want a product that just works and is simple to use and don't mind all the above, because it suits them.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 13, 2012 at 14:02

I'd never get anyone wrong who says "soandso" doesn't cater for my needs... There's no arguing with that pppint unless one's a mindless troll.

However: here in Ireland at least, an iPad is cheaper than a new model Samsung tab. There are more accessories, many are cheaper.
Compared to any- and everything available for Android, Garageband, Photoshop Touch and many mediacal apps (to name just a few) ARE revolutionary - even though I despise using a term that describes human struggle for a bunch of toys ;)

I find much of what Apple does terrible, but I find almost all that MS does terrible, too. And pricewise: again: few people buy a simfree phone. And you can rest assured that you can sell iDevices after a year of fun at a good price. Most competing gadgets lose value faster than you can spell fragmentation ;)

Still. Not an iTunes fan. Not a fan of walls...

Pondlife  Mar. 13, 2012 at 14:12

Garageband, Photoshop Touch and many mediacal apps (to name just a few) ARE revolutionary

That the same Photoshop Touch that hit the Android market in January?

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 13, 2012 at 14:16

No, compare the 2 versions... Entirely different league imho

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 13, 2012 at 14:18

Okay LOL similar... Bad example ***blush***

AhmadCentral  Mar. 13, 2012 at 14:20

I'd never get anyone wrong who says "soandso" doesn't cater for my needs... There's no arguing with that pppint unless one's a mindless troll.

However: here in Ireland at least, an iPad is cheaper than a new model Samsung tab. There are more accessories, many are cheaper.
Compared to any- and everything available for Android, Garageband, Photoshop Touch and many mediacal apps (to name just a few) ARE revolutionary - even though I despise using a term that describes human struggle for a bunch of toys ;)

I find much of what Apple does terrible, but I find almost all that MS does terrible, too. And pricewise: again: few people buy a simfree phone. And you can rest assured that you can sell iDevices after a year of fun at a good price. Most competing gadgets lose value faster than you can spell fragmentation ;)

Still. Not an iTunes fan. Not a fan of walls...


Yeh i agree with your view its not just apple, there are a number of companies who i wouldn't buy from. I agree that they don't lose value and its a good option to buy sim free and sell later. But personally, apples products just don't have anything that i can't get from another product. Plus they are quite restricitive in what you can do on them.

Btw, photoshop can be had on android and windows tablets, and there are alternatives to garageband. But yeh the medical apps they demoed last year are really revolutionary. Just not all the other stuff like e.g how they said genius was something new...

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 13, 2012 at 14:34

No argument :)

Though: NO, there is nothing that qualifies as a Garageband alternative. I'm quite adamant about that :p

But, yes - I agree with most of what you're saying.
Then again: if my better half hadn't fallen for the iPad, I would've never experienced Garageband etc...

Pondlife  Mar. 13, 2012 at 14:41

You know I've no idea what garageband is lol

AhmadCentral  Mar. 13, 2012 at 15:10

You know I've no idea what garageband is lol

http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/

It's a really good music creating software.

And yeh Jan, iLife software is really awesome. There are just as good alternatives, but they are all from different companies and that makes it hard to find them. Apple is nice and easy and all their software just works with each other and is easy to find and use. Thats a great thing about them. But then their software is too closed for me.

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