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iPhone 4S Has Been Jailbroken, Hack Enables Siri on iPhone 4 148

Posted by samzenpus
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Diggester writes "Unless their chipset has already been exploited and jailbroken on a previous device, it takes a lot of time for the iOS jailbreaking community to jailbreak for a new iOS device. The iPhone 4S and iPad 2, both of which are based on a still unexploited dual-core A5 chip, haven't received a jailbreak for iOS 5 yet. However, it appears they'll be getting one soon, as a certain eminent iPhone hacker has let us know that the iPhone 4S has jailbroken, and a jailbreak for the iPad 2 is in the works." In related news, Hackers have succeeded in bringing a limited port of Apple's new Siri voice assistant feature onto jailbroken versions of the iPhone 4 and the fourth-generation iPod touch.
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iPhone 4S Has Been Jailbroken, Hack Enables Siri on iPhone 4

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  • WTF (Score:5, Funny)

    by ColdWetDog (752185) on Sunday October 30, 2011 @06:04PM (#37888762) Homepage

    I'm confused. Are we supposed to complain about having to jailbreak the 4S or whine about how dumb Siri is?

    You shouldn't make these threads so complicated.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 30, 2011 @06:18PM (#37888882)

    Since there's not much of a technical reason the iPhone 4 cannot have Siri, I think a big part of why it's only on the 4s (and not even the iPad 2) is to help Apple understand server load from the service before it goes live for 100 million+ people.

    Are you kidding? It's a big part of the product differentiation for the iPhone 4s. They just launched the iPhone 4s and made a big deal out of the new voice assistant, Siri. They want people to buy the iPhone 4s for the new voice assistant, Siri. And you're wondering if the reason that they only make the new voice assistant, Siri, available for the iPhone 4s, the phone you'll have to buy if you you want the new voice assistant, is because they want to understand server load???

  • by RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) <{taiki} {at} {cox.net}> on Sunday October 30, 2011 @08:12PM (#37889602)

    I wouldn't use it to book flights.

    "Watson, I need a flight to Chicago."

    "Booking your flight for Toronto; would you like an isle seat or WHAT IS LEG?"

  • by Brannon (221550) on Sunday October 30, 2011 @08:23PM (#37889684)

    that you have to preface your post with a disclaimer about the intensity of your dislike for a major corporation that doesn't know you exist? It speaks to something very sad about this community when you have pledge your intifada-like hatred for Apple as the intro to any post which is even tangentially related to Apple.

    It would save time if you could just use a quick arm gesture and short phrase to make your allegiance clear. Maybe just shoot out your right arm straight at a 45 degree angle above the shoulder and say, "Heil, Google"--something like that.

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