Rumor du jour: Apple testing Siri on older iPhones

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Rumor du jour: Apple testing Siri on older iPhones

Apple 's Siri voice assistant.

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Would Apple give up one of the big reasons to pull out your wallet on its latest iPhone by offering its hottest feature to users with older models?

iOS hacking blog Jailbreak Nation says that may be in the cards, in report claiming that Apple is testing Siri, its voice assistant feature that is exclusive to the iPhone 4S, on older iOS devices including the iPhone 4.

The rumor comes on the heels of efforts to get the feature to work on the iPhone 4 without Apple ‘s permission, requiring the use of a device that’s been jailbroken. That means users can write files and install applications on their iOS device without going through Apple ‘s App Store.

One such effort had a breakthrough last week, with its creator finding a way to get Siri’s commands to go through Apple ‘s servers, which play gatekeeper to make sure the device that’s sending voice snippets is an iPhone 4S. In a demonstration provided to blog 9to5mac, the feature is shown working just as fast as on the 4S, which sports a beefier processor than the one in the iPhone 4. Yet that solut… [Read more]

Rumor du jour: Apple testing Siri on older iPhones

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