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Apple Kills Old App for New iPhone

Category: Mobile
Posted: 09:07AM

At yesterday’s Apple press conference, one of the main items was the voice-control system called Siri. For those of you who do not follow iOS apps, Siri is not a new product but dates back over 18 months and was available for every iOS device. Apple bought Siri and then stopped releasing updates to it, but yesterday, before the end of the press conference, they took it offline. Siri uses servers to perform some of its functions but those were shutdown, making the app useless to those who already own and use it. The message which comes up when trying to use Siri states a newer, better version of the app is coming to the iPhone 4S. Until the release of the new phone though, it appears no one will have access to some of the wonderful functionality Apple stressed yesterday, and even then, the next form Siri takes may require the hardware found in the iPhone 4S.

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Waco on October 5, 2011 12:23PM
Talk about lame...
ClayMeow on October 5, 2011 06:45PM
iOS 5 supports iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4S, and iPad and iPad2, so I'm sure Siri will be available for all those.
Guest_Jim_* on October 5, 2011 09:32PM
I'd hope so, even though I have no use for the app. Still seems odd to disable the servers before iOS 5 is available though. Regardless, we'll find out on the 15th.

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