Originally Posted by Cash907
Surprised the Apple apologists haven't come out yet, defending Apple's right to artificially restrict Siri to only the latest model, only to add a tiny bit more value to an otherwise underwhelming upgrade. "4 Steve," indeed. We all know this section would be full of insults and denigrations if Microsoft pulled this same crap with the latest Mango update.
1) Your's was the first comment -- so no apologists yet. Congratulations on first troll as well.
2) The 4S was of course and underwhelming upgrade -- it was intended to be just a MINOR upgrade with some costs shaved and a change in parts sourcing. If you hung out here more, you'd know this.
3) Putting their AI software on a particular upgraded device MIGHT have been to promote the sale - however, this being the first release of a groundbreaking new technology (granted, more of an implementation of various techs floating around for years), Apple MIGHT have wanted a limited release to work out the bugs and make sure it didn't BREAK.
If they had allowed it on the iPhone 3 -- and it garbled commands, you'd be here to point out how Lame the software is, and how they take credit for reintroducing other people's software done better elsewhere.
>> Otherwise, I'm sort of happy it has been hacked, so that I can test it out. Apple sometimes can annoy us with their need for profits.
All those open source peripherals I use with my XBox are great as well -- oh yeah, after 3 years in the wild I can network it without the $99 official device. High five anyone?
... lets' PLEASE not devolve into a tit-for-tat rant on closed or open or free vs profit. I think Apple has been fairly good at releasing things on various "Mac" platforms over time. But I appreciate them not hindering future products supporting the bast device forever. I can be ANNOYED Siri isn't out for my Mac.
... what I'd REALLY like is an emulator to run iPad/iPhone apps on my laptop because my kids never let me near the iPad since they got their hands on it.
>> Suffice to say; if Apple sucks so much -- why do you CARE that they don't have Siri on your device?