Why is siri only compatible with iPhone 4s

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  1. youngsunnz macrumors regular

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    So why is siri only compatible with iPhone 4s? I can't imagine that the A5 is the only reason....Anyone have any ideas or answers?
     
  2. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    Marketing. Apple had to make some features a 4S exclusive feature to help them sell.
     
  4. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    I had read somewhere (forgot where) that Siri takes a lot of CPU processing and needs the faster processors of the 4s to handle it.
     
  5. mrxak macrumors 68000

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    We'll only know once somebody tries to hack it, and finds out that either it just doesn't work with non-A5s, or it does work but works poorly, or works just fine and drains the battery faster.
     
  6. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    So Apple can see more iPhone 4S's, but I'm sure Siri will be coming to jailbroken iPhone 4's soon enough.
     
  7. NoHo macrumors 6502

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    I have a feeling it's going to be a lot more amazing than we think. Right now it's just a cool little feature, but I bet when we actually get to use it, it's going to blow our mind and become the defining moment of this current era of mobile communication.
     
  8. JD92 macrumors 6502a

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    Seems unlikely. The fact it requires an Internet connection would suggest that most, if not all, of the processing is done in the cloud.
     
  9. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    Can't imagine it being largely adopted. It'll probably go the way of Facetime. A convenient feature that you'll only use occasionally.
     
  10. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    My guess is... That's Apple's way of making the iPhone 4S different from the original iPhone 4.
     
  11. bigsexyy81 macrumors 6502a

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    Some will use it like crazy, but it will be a serious minority. I agree with your post.
     
  12. godspeed macrumors member

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    ^^ agreed.
     
  13. Alacheer10 macrumors member

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    The same reason FaceTime isn't compatible with pre-iPhone 4's. Nobody would buy the new iPhone. Duhhh!!
     
  14. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Because Siri is a girl...

    And girls like white iPhones...

    And iPhone 4 didn't come out in white.



    pretty sure that's it
     
  15. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Get the **** out of here.
     

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