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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: 33 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 Positives
Posted: 33 months ago
Thank god Siri was a free application or I can imagine people would be pissed it shutting down Oct 15th...
Rating: 14 Positives
Posted: 33 months ago
I like that Siri is finally moving on, but dislike them shutting down the original as I am not getting a 4s, at least for a while
Rating: 14 Positives
Posted: 33 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 Positives
Posted: 33 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 Positives
Posted: 33 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 Positives
Posted: 33 months ago
It makes sense that they would. Protect the biggest selling point of the 4S over the 4.
It's pretty lame, but does make sense.
Rating: 11 Positives
Posted: 33 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 ;)


For fear of being called a cheapskate myself, I do find this to be an incredibly cheapskate-ish move by Apple. An A5 processor, improved antenna, and a piece of software is a truly lack-luster iteration. In the wake of S.Jobs' departure, Apple is frantic to do whatever they can to reassure stock-holders that they can still push units out the door. Forcibly obsolete-ing the iPhone 4 via software is a really low move, especially for Apple. People should be complaining about this, ESPECIALLY existing iPhone users, since we know the software isn't hardware-limited.

Down-vote away... *eye-roll*
Rating: 9 Positives
Posted: 33 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 Positives
Posted: 33 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 Positives

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