Hope you heard about the Siri, a virtual assistant coming exclusively with the iPhone 4S this mid-October on the launch of the device. Siri is one of the amazing feature that coming with the iPhone 4S and according to the Apple it will stay on the iPhone 4S, Apple has actually ditch the iPhone 4 users with this announcement yesterday.
But what we can say, thanks to the jailbreak community. We can say that jailbreak community is one of the most active hacker community, who always there to extend the limits of numerous features and to bring the new features on iOS and iOS supported devices. Right after the announcement of Siri as iPhone 4S exclusive, we got news from the community that someone is actually already working on it to port this feature to other iOS devices, such as iPod Touch 4G.
iH8sn0w and Gojohnnyboi, both hackers has announced that they have already ported the Apple’s revolutionary Siri technology to the previous generation iPod Touch already. But the actual feature is still not working well on the iPod Touch, and it needs lot of effort to work on the iPod Touch. iH8sn0w has said “work in progress”. According to the developers, the feature will makes it self to the iPod Touch soon, but only after the public release of the iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S. Because according to the iH8Sn0w study, there might be some important files for siri is missed in the iOS 5 GM.
Here’s a statement from iH8sn0w about the process, courtesy of Josh Tucker:
“It’s definitely not just a plist value that you have to change in order to get Siri. Thus far, it has required a lot of searching and digging. After sending all the known information to John, I’m beginning to find that it is much harder than expected. We’re using an iPod touch 4G now but our aim is to port it to all devices that Apple won’t support. At this point, we’re unsure of whether Siri requires certain hardware components or not. At this point, we can’t say but are still trying. After buying the iPhone 4S myself, I will be looking to see if there are any new files that are not available on the current iOS 5 version. This might be our stopping point.”