Is Siri Excluse To 4GS Only To Sell More 4GS iPhones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by disarticulate, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. disarticulate, Oct 4, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2011

    disarticulate macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    Not sure why they couldn't let an iPhone 4 perform the voice assistant tasks. I'm perfectly fine with waiting a few more seconds because my processor is inferior.

    edit: meant to say "exclusive" and "4S" in title.
  2. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2011
    Gallifrey, 5124
    damn it. this is the reason they should have called it the iPhone 5. IT'S NOT 4GS.
  3. mountains macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2011
    Siri just seems kind of silly to me, but that may be because I grew up in an era where all voice recognition sucked (period).
  4. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    No, the CPU power and added Ram are required.
  5. Man on the moon macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2010
    Los Angeles
    It sounds like the current voice control female so the answer is yes! It's only to buy a 4S, a slightly bigger screen would have been awesome but no. They will save that for next october.
  6. disarticulate thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    I read a post about this earlier. And it's absolutely wrong. An iPhone 4 could run it just fine, it just might take a few to several more seconds per request to the humble assistant.

    And I'm sorry for putting "4GS" in the title. I guess it's just a habit from typing 3GS so many times.
  7. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    Isn't this all done in the cloud?
  8. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    When did Apple announce the 4GS? Does it have a bigger screen and tapered design?
  9. Invincibilizer macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2011
    Of course, some people don't need an 8MP camera, some people already enjoy multitasking and speed with iPhone4. Apple has to make Siri exclusive or else people will just remain with the 4 until next year but Apple has to millions of 4S this year.
  10. knownikko macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    Yeah, that's BS.

    Voice recognition and speech processing are notoriously processor and RAM intensive. It's one thing to have a cutesie little standalone Siri app that can be on the processor all the time and have primary control of all the phone's hardware resources - quite another to have a constantly running process so deeply integrated into the OS.

    Adding "several more seconds" to the time needed to calculate a response is the type of UI horsecrap that you'd expect in a third party Android app. The feature rapidly becomes completely useless as response time increases.
  11. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    Okay, enjoy your slow Siri when it's jailbroken onto 4's.

    Seriously, my 4 is starting to lag on iOS 5 ... I couldn't imagine it with Siri always running in the background.
  12. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    You don't need the 4S specs to run it. It's just a promotional feature to sell new 4S'. Just the way the 3GS had the battery percentage and voice command features, whereas the 3G did not.

    They are all in the OS; they just need to enabled via a quick tweak on JB. You don't have to install the feature, rather you simply have to 'enable' them.
  13. awadeee, Oct 4, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 4, 2011

    awadeee macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    Viper City
    I will definitely be sticking with a happily jbed 4.3.3 until I let everyone else determine for me whether or not iOS 5 and iPhone 4 cooperate. :p
  14. yodaxl7 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2010
    Siri requires best with a5 and 1 gig of Ram. iPhone 4 and iPad 2 don't have either 1 gig of ram or a5.
  15. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Yes. just like video recording was exclusive to 3gs to so youd buy a 3gs etc etc. this is year 5 stop being so surprised.
  16. disarticulate thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    iPhone 4S exclusively with Siri makes sense when thinking about the October release of the phone.

    --Hardware was ready back in August
    --Silly to release 4S if Siri wasn't ready yet. It's Schiller's biggest selling point.
    --Siri is still in beta

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