Siri Is Not Coming To Older Apple Devices

Posted Nov 9, 2011

Michael Steeber, a regular contributor at Cult of Mac, has received a tip about Siri. Steeber’s source e-mailed Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to find out about a bug report and suggested an optional build of iOS with Siri included as a paid upgrade. It turns out that Apple has no plans to add Siri to older devices.

Below is the content of the e-mail that Steeber’s source sent:

Bug Title: Special Siri Build of iOS

iPhone 4 Users and iPod touch 4th generation users pay a fee of 19.99 to upgrade to a ?special? build of iOS 5.0.1 with Siri Final in it, (To avoid hackers hacking Siri onto non 4S devices illegally) **Many iPhone 4 Users and iPod touch 4th generation Users will pay for this special iOS build (5.0.1) which will enable Siri for a fee of $19.99 US dollars

Apple responded by saying:

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.

If you have an iPhone 4 or an older device and was hoping to get your hands on Siri, think again. You may want to upgrade to get your hands on it. Personally I’m locked into an AT&T contract until the iPhone 5 comes out and then I may consider switching to Verizon.