Siri Almost Running on the iPhone 4 [Video]

httpvhd://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-OnZCywaII

The same developer that originally ported Siri to the iPhone 4 has created another video showing more progress. Developer Steven Troughton-Smith has been working to port Apple’s new Siri technology to older iOS devices.

In the first video, Siri was unresponsive and sluggish on the iPhone 4, mainly due to the fact that the phone’s GPU was disabled. Now the Siri port has been improved to run smoother and more fluidly on the iPhone 4.

Siri and dictation still can’t connect to Apple’s servers on the iPhone 4, so the interface and animations are all that can be currently displayed by the developer.

It’s only a matter of time before a working Siri port makes its way to older devices via the jailbreak community. Apple could also decide to open up Siri to other devices besides the iPhone 4S, but those odds are slim.

  • Justin Fernandez

    What I really want Apple to do with Siri, is to add it over to the iPad 2. Since there won’t be a release for another iPad for awhile, it would be nice for the added Siri feature.

  • Lilblustar1

    That’s video show the iPhone 4S! Not the iPhone 4! I can tell cus the 4S has the sensor above the speaker and the front facing camera. The iPhone 4 doesn’t have that sensor!

  • Lilblustar1

    That’s video show the iPhone 4S! Not the iPhone 4! I can tell cus the 4S has the sensor above the speaker and the front facing camera. The iPhone 4 doesn’t have that sensor!

  • Ani Kaizer Khan

    the white i4 Does show the sensor! look closely in the bottom the antenna line thats an i4

  • Ani Kaizer Khan

    the white i4 Does show the sensor! look closely in the bottom the antenna line thats an i4

  • Joey

    The iphone 4 does have the sensor above the speaker. Its only on the white iphone is where u can see it. The black one has it too but since its black u cant see the sensor … but its there.

  • Bob

    Only the white iPhone has that “sensor” visible, which includes the 4 and the 4S

    <.< but you already knew that.

  • Byron Macintosh

    That is an iPhone 4, don’t you see the Cydia icon? there is no 4S jailbroken yet.. The proximity sensor looks weird though, it seems that it was a black iPhone 4 that was converted to white.

  • R.

    Actually, the GPU wasn’t disabled, that would cause the display not showing a thing. What was disabled was the GPU driver. Just saying…

  • Rechik97

    Haha, that’s what you think… Just wait, I bet the next iPad is closer then expected

  • Apple

    Siri is the only thing keeping apple alive now. Samsung is far more advanced with their technology. If they don’t open siri up to the old products they will be loosing a lot of customers!!

  • Ramyfernan

    how could i get siri on iPhone 4 is it possible.

  • BCE

    Oh give me a f@#king break.

  • prof_peabody

    Right, the world’s biggest company with all the billions of dollars and all the world-leading products is only barely alive because of Siri?  

  • prof_peabody

    Wrong.  The 4s has a black antenna separation band above the silent switch that would be clearly visible (if it was a 4s).

  • m_bartholomew

    I have doubts that Siri will be ported to pre-iPhone 4S devices in a workable form since the service relies on Apple servers. Even if they can get around the authentication, it is only a matter of time before Apple patches that glitch remotely.

  • prof_peabody

    Apple: We are banning Siri from the older phones because the performance sucks
    Hackers: No waaaayyyzzz! here, I will hack it onto teh iPHone 4 to prove it!!!!!!

    (the hacking is done and it turns out the performance *does*suck, in fact it’s hardly useable)

    Hackers: SEEE!!! works great!!  Told you Apple was lying!  

  • Wolf

    but i think it is not realy a problem, why not send a fake response !?

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