Siri ported from iPhone 4S to iPhone 4

Siri ported from iPhone 4S to iPhone 4When Apple first demonstrated Siri at the iPhone 4S launch a couple of weeks ago, we were slightly confused. Was this a new feature of iOS 5, or something exclusive to the iPhone 4S? Of course, turns out it was the latter.

Rumour is that the iPhone 4S’ dual-core A5 processor is essential in order for Siri to function, but developer Steven Troughton-Smith – in conjunction with 9to5mac – has punched that theory right in the gob.

Steven has successfully managed to port Siri from the iPhone 4S to the iPhone 4. Siri recognises voice commands, however Apple’s servers won’t authenticate commands from iPhone 4 hardware.

It’s not quite fully operational, but 9to5mac says Troughton-Smith is still beavering away to improve the port.

In the meantime, you can check out Siri running on an iPhone 4 in this YouTube video. You’ll notice the iPhone 4 is a little sluggish. 9to5mac explains that that’s due to a special GPU driver installed on the iPhone 4 unit.

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matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 17, 2011 at 12:48

I can't believe Apple thought for a second that bullshitt*ng about Siri only working on a dual core processor, wouldn't be proved wrong by somebody, very quickly.

Fields25  Oct. 17, 2011 at 13:27

I didn't realise that Siri commands had to go through Apple's servers!? I'm not putting my tin-foil hat on or anything but it seems a bit unnecessary to me.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 17, 2011 at 14:10

Fields25, yep, makes me feel a bit tinfoily, too. I don't fancy online services like that. Wonder how many Siri fans will suffer from depression when Apple's servers break? Only person who listens to them suddenly dead? omg :p

Actually, the heavy lifting is done on Apple's side. Siri on the phones just analyses what you just mumbled, and it then sends the most likely version of your utterance to Apple. There Apple guesstimates what you really wanted to say, and it then sends a relevant or entertaining reply back to your phone.

Stelph  Oct. 17, 2011 at 15:57

Thats not the most up to date video, not long after this one came out an improved version popped up which shows a much improvbed speed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-OnZCywaII&feature=related

If youd looked/referenced at my thread you may have seen this already :-p

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