Apple Siri, the latest voice control system by Apple has created a huge fan following within a day it was released. With Siri Apple has almost converted all of its new iPhone 4S users as potential advertisers as users are flaunting it to everyone and trying the cool features of the all new Siri.
With the Siri feature being exclusive only to iPhone 4S all the iPhone 4 user’s are left with no other choice but just to be in awe of this new feature. Later we were all bombarded by many question’s like : Will Siri be ported to iPhone 4 ? If yes then when ? Will it work good on the iPhone 4 ? and what not. Well it seems that the popular web-blog 9to5Mac has finally answered all those questions.
Steven Troughton-Smith – an iOS developer – is working exclusively with 9to5Mac to make the port possible. However the port right now is not that fluid and efficient as it is on the iPhone 4S. But we need to appreciate the effort and just hope that anytime soon we can finally port it completely and successfully in the iPhone 4.
From 9to5Mac :
Developer Steven Troughton-Smith has been working with 9to5Mac exclusively to port the iPhone 4S Siri voice command system to the iPhone 4. Troughton-Smith was able to get the beginning steps of a full port rolling after installing the iPhone 4S Siri and Springboard files onto an iPhone 4. As you can see in the video, Siri’s interface loads up with all the features from the iPhone 4S implementation.
Earlier the prominent member of the jailbreak community iH8sn0w had mentioned that porting Siri to iPhone 4 would not be a simple task. Also MuscleNerd had tweeted that the Siri porting “likely can’t be done without piracy”. After such disappointing updates it is surely a pleasure to know that finally some porting has been done on the iPhone 4 successfully.
The iPhone 4 is not working that great on the Siri because of two primary reasons :
1. The iPhone 4 lacks some specific hardware’s which are primarily important to run the Siri. The Siri requires some special GPU Drivers to run on the iPhone 4 which obviously is not included in the iPhone 4S.
2. The Apple Server’s are not authenticating voice commands sent from Siri on iPhone 4 to it servers. Hence the files sent by Siri on iPhone 4 is not even accepted in the Apple Servers and cannot be processed.
In this video released at the 9to5Mac Blog we can see a successful porting of the Siri on iPhone 4. The GPU is working fine but the performance is not that good.