With everyone raving over iPhone 4S and Siri, and not everyone willing to part with their relatively newly bought iPhone 4, it was only a matter of time before someone thought of finding a way to get Siri to run on older iPhone models.
Well it seems that that someone is Steve Troughton-Smith of Dublin, Ireland. 9to5Mac reported that Troughton-Smith, who has been working exclusively with them to find a way to port Siri on the iPhone 4, has been successful at the task.
In the video showing an iPhone 4 with the iPhone4S’ Siri and Springboard files ported in, it is plain to see that it is indeed possible for Siri to work on the older iPhone 4 model. This then puts into question why Apple just doesn’t allow iPhone4 users to download Siri or at least go to Apple Centers for an upgrade, saving everyone valuable money (except Apple of course), and lessening the environmental impact that switching to newer phone models always lead to (Oh the waste!).
According to 9to5Mac, the port is still not flawless since Apple does not authenticate “commands to its servers from the iPhone 4 hardware”, which is obviously unlikely to happen anytime soon. Siri’s voice is also “sluggish” on the iPhone 4 compared to the iPhone 4S, due to a GPU driver that is lacking in the older phone model. They, however, say that they are working on making the Siri iPhone4 port better, which results is something we really look forward to.