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article imageApple will not make Siri available on older iPhones, iPads, iPods

By Bradley Axmith     Nov 9, 2011 in Technology
Cupertino - Despite early rumours and not just a little hope, Apple's virtual assistant, Siri, will be at the exclusive beck and call of only those millions who commit to the new iPhone 4S.
Current owners of the Apple iPhone 4 and below, iPad and iPod will have to switch their models out for the latest devices if they are to enjoy all the bells and whistles of the newest operating system (iOS 5).
Apple will not be making Siri available for older iPhones and iPods, according to software blogger Michael Steeber, despite the rumours and sanguine hopes of the legions of iDevice owners.
In an exchange with the Cupertino, California computer giant, Steeber received the following in response to an inquiry into a special iOS build (5.0.1) for older phones and music players:
“Engineering has provided the following feedback regarding this issue: Siri only works on iPhone 4S and we currently have no plans to support older devices.”
The latest operating system update can be installed on most of Apple’s older devices including tablets, telephones and music players, but some features will not function on anything but the newest machines.
Siri has had mac junkies and tech oberservors champing at the bit to go one on one with the virtual assistant since Apple revealed her to the world as part of the upgraded iOS, still officially a beta build.
More intrepid consumers not inclined to kowtow to Apple's typically rigid control of the use of its products can investigate and quickly find a way to jailbreak older iPhones, iPads and iPods in order to access Siri's servers.
The iPhone 4S is expected to be an enormous success, as pre-orders of the device are smashing records.
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