Apple Confirm to Developer that Siri Is Not Coming to Older Devices

A few days ago some rumours were spreading about Apple working on bringing Siri to the iPhone 4, iPad and various other iOS devices. It appears that this isn’t the case though as one developer suggested to Apple that they charge for the update to which a response came back saying they had no plans to introduce it.

iPhone 4 Users and iPod touch 4th generation users pay a fee of 19.99 to upgrade to a ‘special’ build of iOS 5.0.1 with Siri Final in it, (To avoid hackers hacking Siri onto non 4S devices illegally) **Many iPhone 4 Users and iPod touch 4th generation Users will pay for this special iOS build (5.0.1) which will enable Siri for a fee of $19.99 US dollars

Response from Apple:

Engineering has provided the following feedback regarding this issue:
Siri only works on iPhone 4S and we currently have no plans to support older devices.

We don’t know what Apple is really planning for Siri at the moment. It’s still very much in Beta and is only officially available for the iPhone 4S. The reason it might only be for the 4S is that it could be the unique selling point of the iPhone 4S although they could be just waiting to roll out a final version out of Beta and then roll it out to all devices.

Also, Apple would of course not respond to a developer saying something along the lines of “watch this space” as that would pretty much confirm the intentions of Apple and perhaps slow down the rate at which iPhone 4 users are upgrading to the 4S given that Siri is one of the main differences between the iPhone 4 and 4S.


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