Apple Shutting Down Existing Siri App with iPhone 4S Launch

Wednesday October 5, 2011 8:23 AM PDT by Eric Slivka

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: 41 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: 41 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: 41 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: 41 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: 11 Votes
Posted: 41 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: 9 Votes
Posted: 41 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: 6 Votes
Posted: 41 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: 6 Votes
Posted: 41 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: 5 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago
I have an iPhone4 that isn't eligible for upgrade until 2013. So instead of continuing to have access to the basic functionality of Siri (Which I use all the time) Apple has to kill it? That makes a whole lot of sense.
Anyone have Tim Cook's Email address?
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago
Will SIRI run on the iPad 2?

Apple says the SIRI Personal Assistant to be included in iOS5 on October 12 will run on the iPhone 4S but not the iPhone4. The question is whether this is a real hardware limitation (the new SIRI requires the faster A5 chip to function properly) or an artificial barrier imposed by Apple to force iPhone clients to adopt the newer product.

One step toward resolving this question will be provided October 12 if SIRI runs on the iPad2, which uses the same A5 dual core SOC as the iPhone 4S. If it does, there will be at least a semblance of support for any claim that the faster processing was a requirement. If it does not, then Apple is running a cruel number on it's clients.

Guess we find out which it is on the 12th.
Rating: 5 Votes

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