Another reason to jail-break your iPhone 4: You can get Siri
Fiddly, but possible
Apple withheld Siri from iPhone 4 as a straightforward ploy to get people to fork out another £499 for its new iPhone. But there's no reason Siri can't run on the 4 – and you can get it on there by jail-breaking your phone.
Siri ran perfectly well as an app on 3GS too before Apple yanked it from the iTunes store when it bought the voice recognition company out.
Okay, to get the talking wonder assistant, you need to jailbreak a 4S as well and it seems a lot trickier getting the copied app to connect with Apple's servers than it does just importing the Siri interface over. But Irish developer Steven Troughton-Smith managed it and in a filmed test it works just as few milliseconds slower than it does on the 4S. ®
'SIRI' as usual with all phone manufacturers.....
They bring out a 'must have' update that is hyped up so much that when you finally get it, it leaves you disappointed. All phone manufacturers are guilty of it. They stick tech into a phone which has no practical use, takes up memory and slows the thing down just so they can say 'ooooooh look what we've got!'
Remember how easy it was to make a phone call, now instead someone will send a text, taking twice as long to send as it would be to call, and its spelt so badly you have to phone back to ask what its all about.
Let's get back to phones that can actually make a call. Sod the tech.
Siri is rubbish? OMFG!!
To anyone who seriously thought it would be good... really? Did you REALLY think it would be any good? Why? When has this sort of thing EVER been any good before?
"...from iPhone 4" doesn't make sense.
OK I am being a pedant here but "Apple withheld Siri from iPhone 4" should read "Apple withheld Siri from the iPhone 4". A phone is a discrete item, not a continuous one. In the same way that "a sheet a paper", is different to "paper". I love Apple, but it really gets on my wick how they are trying to change the basics of English to suit them and it seems to be working.
"Sod the tech"? On The Register?
Did you get lost mate? The Amish community billboard is to the left.
Well, I've bothered to RTFA
1) you can obtain that from a jailbroken 4S
2) you can obtain that from a jailbroken 4S
Right now the guy who figured it out isn't going to distribute the files, but I suspect has detailed the process for others to try. Either "borrowing" a 4S, or waiting for someone to inevitably distribute the files doesn't seem too hard.