Siri on the 4th Generation iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Irishman, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    Maybe I misunderstood the way Apple was explaining it, but iOS6 was supposed to add Siri to the 4th gen Touch, right?

    If so, how do I access it? Holding the home button just opens Voice Control, the same as it always did.
     
  2. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Only 5th gen, not the 4th
     
  3. stiligFox macrumors 6502a

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    Siri will not work on the 4th generation iPod touch. There are some jailbreak solutions that will enable Siri, but I have seen a couple reports of it messing devices up.

    The main reason it is not enabled is that the A4 processor is not quite up to spec for Siri.

    Only the 5th generation iPod touch will have Siri.

    Also, before posting a new thread, don't forget to try searching the forums for the same problem. There have already been at least two threads with the same exact question.
     
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  5. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    There are also some free apps in the AppStore that have voice control functions like vlingo. Also dragon dictation is pretty good to.
     
  6. vcoleiro1 macrumors member

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    As mentioned above, you will need to Jailbreak your ipod touch 4g and then load up SiriPort. I did, and it works perfectly.

    I have my doubts about this whole A4 chip not being up to scratch, since SIRI is working perfectly on my iPod touch 4g . I suspect the real reason is that SIRI really hits Apples servers which support it . Therefore Apple wanted to limit the amount of devices that hit those servers.
     
  7. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    This is BS. Siri operates entirely in the cloud; the A4 CPU is not a bottleneck to its performance. In fact, it is well-documented that Siri started life as an app (also called Siri) written by another company, and that app ran perfectly fine on the 3GS, so we KNOW the hardware is not a constraint here.

    Apple bought the Siri company, integrated it into iOS, delisted the original app (which was free!) from the App Store AND blocked the original app from talking to the Siri servers after the 4S came out (to prevent people who already had the app on their iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 from using it anymore), and the rest is history.

    -- Nathan
     
  8. stiligFox macrumors 6502a

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    While this is true, don't forget that chips after the A4 had a extra bit added to the CPU for voice recognition, or something to that extent. (I'm at work so I can't find the links.) I realize that while it might work in practice, it may not have been up to the specs that Apple wanted. Similar to wallpapers on the iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2nd gen. Jailbreak solutions worked fine for adding wallpapers, but the way Apple did it (icon shadows and such), it didn't work as well with the older processor.
     
  9. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the Mic on the iP4S was improved with "voice Renegotiation technology" and that's why the iP4 didn't have it?
     

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