A kind of correction... kind of trying to suss out what’s going on with the “no Siri on the iPhone 4 and iPad 2” thing.
I posted last week
about a conversation I had with someone who had a conversation with someone from Apple. That Apple person indicated that iPhone 4S had a better microphone and mic-processing than iPhone 4 or iPad 2, and bringing the humble, personal assistant to the slightly older devices would lead to a sub-par user experience in Apple’s opinion.
Made sense to me and a lot of respondents. Then someone on MacBreak Weekly - I think it was Leo - as well as listener James from the UK - pointed out that you can ask-slash-tell Siri what to do with the earbuds included with an iPhone or with a bluetooth headset, This makes the whole mic argument hold little water.
To be clear, I believe the person with whom I was speaking heard what they heard, and I think it’s very possible that the Apple person with whom my person was speaking said what they said because it’s what they heard. But it’s hard to give the idea much credence at this point.
On Tuesday’s MacBreak Weekly, Andy Ihnatko said it really probably was the A5 processor that made the iPhone 4S a natch for Siri and a no-go for the iPhone 4. Does that mean the service may make its way to iPad 2 at some point? Say when it leaves beta?
I have my doubts, but time will tell.