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Apple Shutting Down Existing Siri App with iPhone 4S Launch


With Apple's Siri personal assistant being integrated into the forthcoming iPhone 4S, the company is moving to shut down the existing standalone Siri Assistant application, with the app already having been removed from the App Store. Existing users of the app are also being greeted with a notice informing them that the service will be shut down as of October 15th, the day after the iPhone 4S launch.
I've been replaced! The new Siri is even smarter and better-looking than me, and waiting for you on the iPhone 4S. I'll be leaving for home Oct 15th.

Until then... how can I help you?
Siri Assistant launched in February 2010 when Siri was still an independent company. Apple acquired Siri soon after, but has kept Siri Assistant on the App Store and functioning since that time.

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Posted: 37 months ago

:eek::D:eek: I was asking suri random questions and my gf said "suri, find me a prostitute"

it did! LOL... try it

Sure are a lot of hookers in Dallas


Rating: 14 Votes
Posted: 37 months ago
Thank god Siri was a free application or I can imagine people would be pissed it shutting down Oct 15th...
Rating: 14 Votes
Posted: 37 months ago
So the app that worked on all iPhones will now be replaced by a feature that only runs on the iPhone 4S? Isn't that a bit lame?
Rating: 13 Votes
Posted: 37 months ago
I'm not sure why everyone is so down about the 4S. It really is amazing! Siri looks like it works incredibly well--even better than the app. I'm legitimately excited :)
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 37 months ago

Thank god Siri was a free application or I can imagine people would be pissed it shutting down Oct 15th...


You think being free will stop people from being pissed? You're underestimating the innate capacity for indignation from cheapskates ;)
Rating: 11 Votes
Posted: 37 months ago
:eek::D:eek: I was asking suri random questions and my gf said "suri, find me a prostitute"

it did! LOL... try it

Sure are a lot of hookers in Dallas
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 37 months ago

You can buy a new iPhone anytime you want...


Only if I want to pay twice as much for the phone. I do not wish to do so for the Siri feature. It's good but not that good.
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 37 months ago



I can't wait until I tell my 4s "pwn android fans on macrumors" and it then proceeds to slice and dice


and then it will respond with "own land steroids fans on mac mummer" and you'll have to repeat yourself.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 37 months ago
The Siri App replies "I didn't get that..." way too often to be useful. It was more for amusement than anything else. The integrated Siri will have to be a quantum leap better to actually get use.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 37 months ago
I'm a little bummed that they're shutting it down, because I, like others am not going to replace my 5 month old iPhone 4 right now. But truthfully, it's worked pretty spotty and buggy since Spring of 2010, and my suspicions as to why were confirmed yesterday: Apple has been developing it inside in preparation for this release, while letting the production app wither on the vine. Oh well. Maybe I'll sell my iPad and give myself a full-priced iPhone 4S for Christmas.
Rating: 6 Votes

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