Apple Has No Plans to Support Siri on Older Devices

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When Apple introduced the Siri voice assistant, the company made it clear that the feature was exclusive to the iPhone 4S alone.

There was some speculation that Siri required the iPhone 4S's faster processor, but recent hack have shown Siri to run quite well on the iPhone 4. Meanwhile, one rumor even claimed that Apple been internally testing Siri on the iPhone 4, raising some hopes for an eventual release.

Unfortunately, Michael Steeber posts an Apple reply to a bug report which states quite clearly that Apple isn't planning on supporting Siri on older devices:

Engineering has provided the following feedback regarding this issue: Siri only works on iPhone 4S and we currently have no plans to support older devices.

Apple generally keeps quiet about their plans, so this is probably as much as we'll hear for an official position on the possibility of official Siri support on the iPhone 4 or iPad 2.

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Top Rated Comments

samcraig Avatar
165 months ago
" Siri only works on iPhone 4S and we currently have no plans to support older devices."

Not entirely accurate. It's even been shown to work on a 3GS.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
drwatz0n Avatar
165 months ago
And that is why we have the jailbreak community.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DESNOS Avatar
165 months ago
It has been discussed that the true reason for them to limit it to one device like that is due to the load placed on their servers. I think that makes sense considering the recent downtime Siri has been experiencing. Perhaps the 4S alone is pushing the limits.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coder12 Avatar
165 months ago
Siri is great because I can easily set alarms for 3am on other people's phones really quickly :)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
caliguy Avatar
165 months ago
How has this ever even been a question? It's obviously only going to be available on 4s and newer devices; it's a major selling point, a feature to make people want to upgrade their device. Especially since the form factor of the 4s remained the same.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B777Forevar Avatar
165 months ago


You want Siri?? Buy an iPhone 4S. If you don't wanna upgrade then ****!!!!

lol

Somewhere, a cult leader is probably jealous of some people's loayalty to Apple Inc.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)