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

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by PracticalMac, Jun 13, 2012.

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

Poll closed Jul 28, 2012.
  1. Yes

    25 vote(s)
    43.1%
  2. No

    33 vote(s)
    56.9%
  1. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    #1
    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.
     
  2. surma884 macrumors regular

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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.
     
  3. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You mean iTunes.



    ;) "Country Roads".
     
  4. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  5. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

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  6. irDigital0l Guest

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    No.

    I'll just upgrade my iPhone 4 to the newest iPhone coming out.
     
  7. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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  8. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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    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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  9. Anti-Lucifer macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  10. jeremyshaw macrumors 6502

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    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).
     
  11. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Nope, I don't use Siri on my 4S, so I certainly would not buy it if I had a 4.
     
  12. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  13. ixodes macrumors 601

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  14. B777Forevar macrumors 6502a

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    Just jailbreak, and there you go. Siri on your i4 and iPad 2
     
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  16. kiwiboi87 macrumors 6502

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    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...
     
  17. gpat macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  18. Jedii macrumors regular

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    Exactly the same.
     
  19. steve-p macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  20. ixodes macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  21. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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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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