Apple: 'No plans' for Siri on older phones

Including the iPhone 4

Apple has told one developer that it has 'no plans' to port Siri to older Apple devices like the iPhone 4.

The fruit-flavoured company sent an email response to an anonymous developer after he or she emailed the bug report service to suggest offering a paid upgrade to those using older iOS devices than the iPhone 4S.

The email read, "Siri only works on iPhone 4S and we currently have no plans to support older devices."

No plans, you hear?

'No plans' doesn't mean there will never be plans to bring the voice-controlled assistant to other iOS devices, but it certainly puts the recurring rumours of an official Siri app for iPhone 4 to bed for now.

If you're desperate to chat with Siri and don't mind doing so a little less officially, you can jailbreak your older iOS handset and get Siri up and running that way.

But it's probably more effort than its worth especially as you risk killing your iPhone and voiding any kind of warranty.

We've had some fun with Siri since we got our vocal chords 'round it in our full iPhone 4S review – see how Apple's little pet got on as we pitted it against the thickest accents available in the TechRadar offices in the video below:

From Michael Steeber via cnet


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