iPod Touch hacked to run Siri

Since the iPhone 4S was released many users have enjoyed using the new Siri voice control feature. Despite some early concerns surrounding accents in certain regions it has been pretty well received so far. We told you recently that the co-founder of the company responsible for Siri had left Apple, and now we have news that an iPod Touch has been hacked to run Siri.

The software is only supposed to officially run on the iPhone 4S, but Engadget are reporting that a hack has managed to get it to work on an iPod Touch. This follows similar hacks to get the software working on the iPad and an iPhone 4.

There are some issues with these hacks though as Apple’s servers won’t recognize the feature working on other devices besides the iPhone 4S. This will basically mean the feature not working how it was designed to. It does mean though that Apple could have got it working on various devices, but the company probably held it back because of the more powerful processor the iPhone 4S has.

Surely there is no reason for it not to work officially on the iPad 2 or maybe even the iPhone 4. It may come in a future iOS update, but users of the iPod Touch would lose out though. Below you can see a video of the Siri feature in action on the iPod Touch.

There are still many users complaining of the battery life the iPhone 4S has provided, and running features such as Siri can’t be helping. Do you use Siri much on your iPhone 4S?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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