various attempts to port Siri to previous generation hardware. The early versions of these hacks, however, simply got the user interface working on the , but were unable to actually use the voice recognition due to authentication issues in connecting to Apple’s servers.’s new voice recognition system is only officially available to new 4S users. Predictably, over the past few weeks, there have been
The video shows just a couple of simple question/answers but seems to run at a good speed. There had been some speculation that Siri might require the A5 processor in the
The developers have said that there will be “no public release soon” and not to ask. A public release also seems unlikely due to the legal issues in repackaging Apple’s code and distributing it.
We’ve since spoken to @stroughtonsmith who told us that despite it working on the iPod Touch, it doesn’t work entirely well due to the relatively poor performance of the microphone. “You have to be loud and close to it”, he said. However, it does perform quite well on the and works “just as fast as the 4S”.