If Apple sold Siri for iPhone 4, iPad 2, would you buy?

Would you buy Siri for your iPhone 4 / iPad 2?

  • Yes

    Votes: 25 43.1%
  • No

    Votes: 33 56.9%

  • Total voters
    58
  • Poll closed .

PracticalMac

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Jan 22, 2009
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Since iOS 6 will not activate Siri on iPhone 4 free, would you be willing to buy it?

Siri worked on iPhone 4 before Apple bought it and made it exclusive to iPhone 4S.

True the 4S SoaC has advanced audio processors, but that did not stop Siri on older phones. iPad 2 uses same SoaC as iPhone 4, so likely can manage just as well.


I would buy Siri if Apple sells.
 

surma884

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Feb 21, 2011
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I wouldn't buy it because I don't care for Siri. The only thing I like is the "Take me home" command in the new iMaps.
 

DeaconGraves

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Apr 25, 2007
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Hells no.

Siri is a fun toy but at the moment it's nothing more than that.

I won't pay for something that is essentially still a beta product.
 

mentaluproar

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May 25, 2010
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Ohio, USA
Siri is very useful to me, but even on my 4S, she has a tendency to mishear me frequently. I can't imagine how poorly she would hear on a 4. Example: "Remind me to find my Giant Eagle card when I get home." I get this.
 

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Anti-Lucifer

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Mar 9, 2012
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Absolutely NOT for my other iPad 2's.

Reason: iPhone 4S is basically the same spec as the iPad 2. If the 4S can run siri, WTF can't the iPad 2? Now that the iPad 3 is out, it's also the same CPU as the iPhone 4S and it too can run SIRI, but how come my iPad 2's can't?

PURELY MARKETING MOVE to get more iPad 3/iphone 4S' sold.

No other reasons.
 

jeremyshaw

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Oct 29, 2011
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Absolutely NOT for my other iPad 2's.

Reason: iPhone 4S is basically the same spec as the iPad 2. If the 4S can run siri, WTF can't the iPad 2? Now that the iPad 3 is out, it's also the same CPU as the iPhone 4S and it too can run SIRI, but how come my iPad 2's can't?

PURELY MARKETING MOVE to get more iPad 3/iphone 4S' sold.

No other reasons.
Don't the iPads have only one mic? So a better audio processing codec would inherently be needed (vs the twin mics of the iPhones, that allow for easy noice cancelation).
 

quietstormSD

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Mar 2, 2010
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San Diego, CA
I have a 4S and not a 4. But I wouldn't pay over 10 bucks for it. Anything below that I would consider buying it if I had a 4. But honestly, the feature should come free. It's not worth paying for, especially if it's a beta.
 

kiwiboi87

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Aug 30, 2011
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New Zealand
i would buy it,
if apple offered to give us a paid build of iOS 6,
i would take it

iv used siri on my friends phone, and i think its fun


will it happen?
don't think so...
 

gpat

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Mar 1, 2011
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Italy
Apple makes a major profit from hardware and sells/gives away software as an added value. That's their policy.

If you want to run Siri on unsupported devices, though, you can jailbreak them and use a proxy. Which is paid or requires a PC to stay on 24/7.
 

steve-p

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Oct 14, 2008
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Like a lot of people I expect, I got it when the 4S came out, used it quite a lot for a couple of weeks, then the novelty wore off, and I never used it again. It's a nice gimmick which looks good on the ads but worth nothing to me personally until the technology improves a great deal.
 

ixodes

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Jan 11, 2012
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Like a lot of people I expect, I got it when the 4S came out, used it quite a lot for a couple of weeks, then the novelty wore off, and I never used it again. It's a nice gimmick which looks good on the ads but worth nothing to me personally until the technology improves a great deal.
My experience was very similar.

In fairness to Apple, and taking an open minded approach, I gave Siri a fair trial. But it slowed my workflow / digital lifestyle flow / too much.

It represents a significant shift in how one interacts with their smartphone. I think for the seniors that are retired, living at a slow pace, or for students or young people living at home with lots of free time, they will play with it. But it's true usefulness simply doesn't fit into a fast paced, no nonsense environment. I've got better things to do with my time than to spend time with a synthesized "personal assistant."

I have my entire personal digital Eco-System fully automated & very efficient. It was designed by me, for my needs, and excels at what I designed it to do... Automate and save me time.

That it does with great speed, reliability & efficiently.
 

Sedrick

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Nov 10, 2010
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If it were free, I'd download it, but I'm not interested in it's ability to parrot sports scores, and other than phone conversations (usually in private) I have no interest in talking at my phone to try to get it to do things. I will, though, concede that it might be handy while driving to safely call up my favorite Bowie album, which my iPhone 4 sort of already can do.

Ahhh, I might go $.99.
 
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