|Siri for iPhone 4 & iPod Touch?|
Siri on iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G? Is it even possible? Since today, the answer is definitely: YES but not quite. Hackers and jailbreakers were able to install Siri on iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G with a tweet confirming it late Satuday night, October 29. Although the installation seemed to worked successfully, the decision whether to release the workaround to the public is still pending.
Siri, Apple’s voice-based personal assistant, was one of the core features of iPhone 4S introduced by Apple during the new iPhone’s announcement event. However, to distinguish it from its predecessor iPhone 4, Siri was made to exclusively work for iPhone 4S devices only. These leaves older iPhone and iPod Touch users in question whether they too can experience Siri on their Apple devices.
|Siri on iPod Touch 4G|
In various attempts to port Siri on iPhone Touch 4G, Steve Troughton-Smith and Grant Paul have proven their experiment to be successful with a screenshot and a video provided. Reports say that Siri works “literally just as fast” as the iPhone 4S on the iPhone 4. According to Paul, UI on the iPod Touch felt “slightly slower” (maybe because of its hardware limitations), though the actual Siri was “pretty much identical”. Another thing is that Siri doesn’t work entirely well on iPod Touch due to the relatively poor performance of the microphone which requires your voice to be loud enough and close to the microphone to interpret the command properly.
The video below shows Siri working on iPod Touch 4G:
How to Install Siri Interface on iPhone 4 and iPod Touch
While the workaround is not yet released to the public, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch users might want to try these simple tutorial by RedmondPie on how to install Siri GUI (graphical user interface) on iPhone 4 and iPod Touch. Take note though that it will only install the interface; therefore, voice commands will not work just like on iPhone 4S. But for vanity’s sake, users might wanna try it out.
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