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

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  1. disarticulate, Oct 4, 2011
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    disarticulate macrumors regular

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    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

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    damn it. this is the reason they should have called it the iPhone 5. IT'S NOT 4GS.
     
  3. mountains macrumors regular

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    Isn't this all done in the cloud?
     
  8. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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
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    awadeee macrumors 68020

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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