Is Apple Working on Making Siri Available to All iPhone Users?

Ever since Siri became the must-have feature of the iPhone 4S, the Apple development has been hard at work on bringing Siri, or at a very Siri-like experience, to owners of older iOS hardware. Ultimately, though, many users look to Apple in the hopes that it will someday end this current period of Siri exclusivity, and bring the service to the rest of its users. While there’s no hard evidence that the company is working on such a thing, one of the changes introduced in the iOS 5.1 beta 3 provides a hint that just shine some light on Apple’s future Siri plans.

With the latest iOS beta installed, users of older devices like iPod touch models or the iPhone 3GS find a new link within the phone’s keyboard settings, explaining the privacy implications of using Apple’s Dictation service. So far, these devices haven’t been able to use Siri Dictation; this disclaimer could certainly be read as suggesting the feature will soon be on its way to devices that now display the message.

This has sparked additional rumors that these older devices won’t end up seeing Siri proper, but will just gain access to its Dictation function. That might be some kind of compromise to try keeping everyone happy, while still encouraging sales of the iPhone 4S.

Source: Cult of Mac

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