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mike123abc
10-30-2011, 05:25 PM
AnandTech - Siri Gets Hacked: Running on iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G (http://www.anandtech.com/show/5030/siri-gets-hacked-running-on-iphone-4-and-ipod-touch-4g)


Developers Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) and @chpwn have managed to get Siri to run on iPhone 4 and fourth generation iPod Touch (uses the same A4 chip as iPhone 4, but has only 256MB of RAM). Even without the dual core A5 chip, Siri appears to run smoothly. Troughton-Smith said that Siri runs as fast on iPhone 4 as it does on iPhone 4S. The iPod Touch has some problems due to the inferior microphone (iPod Touch wasn't designed for calling like iPhone), requiring you to talk very loudly but the actual Siri software runs flawlessly. Below is a video of Siri running on the iPod Touch.

There is speculation that Apple is limiting this to the iPhone 4S because of back of house capacity. I hope Apple ramps up their server farm to allow more devices to use the service.

msmith198025
10-30-2011, 06:33 PM
And worthless until the code is released. Promise though.

meStevo
10-30-2011, 08:34 PM
AnandTech - Siri Gets Hacked: Running on iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G (http://www.anandtech.com/show/5030/siri-gets-hacked-running-on-iphone-4-and-ipod-touch-4g)



There is speculation that Apple is limiting this to the iPhone 4S because of back of house capacity. I hope Apple ramps up their server farm to allow more devices to use the service.

I think we'll see it come to the other phones officially at some point, and then they'll be ready to gather heaps of interesting analytics from everyone else, not just 4S owners.

Neutron
10-31-2011, 09:50 PM
I really don't see the usefulness of Siri. I don't use it except for amusement when people ask about my phone.

meStevo
11-01-2011, 12:40 AM
I don't think I'd use it for anything more than I already use Google Talk for now. Not a bad thing, parity with the option for more is good.

mike123abc
11-01-2011, 07:34 AM
I really don't see the usefulness of Siri. I don't use it except for amusement when people ask about my phone.

I think the biggest advantage is coming. Since all the processing is done on Apple servers they will be able to dramatically improve it over time. Look at what IBM did with Watson, while I realize it will probably be 10 years out for that much computer power to be available for the masses, I can see Siri steadily moving towards Watson in capability.

DodgerKing
11-01-2011, 08:30 AM
The only cool thing I see is setting up reminders instead of typing them in

rockymtnhigh
11-01-2011, 01:06 PM
I use it for directions; I use it for reminders; I use it to set the alarm clock; I use it for web searches. I use it for the weather. It has plenty of capabilities, just a question of how people make use of it. And I think its still very much in its early stages.

msmith198025
11-02-2011, 08:13 AM
Honestly, at this point, I often forget it is there. Its a neat and often amusing feature, but I havent had much use for it \up till now. That obviously can change.

rockymtnhigh
11-02-2011, 08:29 AM
I used it last night. Just before I went to bed I realized I had to sync my mbp to an app on my iPad before I went to work this morning, and I figured I would forget. So I fired up Siri, said "Set reminder at 7am to..." worked liked a charm.

I am not saying I use it all the time, but I think its just a matter of building it into my routine.

I look forward to seeing it control a TV, if those rumors are true, and it works as I suspect it will, I will be lobbying my wife hard for an Apple iTV when it comes out. :D

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