Apple disappointed many iPhone 4 owners with the news that , the digital personal assistant technology, would only be available on the new , and efforts quickly began to hack Siri onto the older smartphone. Developer got the , but faced Apple servers refusing to play ball with anything but the newest iPhone. Now, with the judicious application of some validation tokens from an , its possible to get Siri on the iPhone 4 and iPod touch up and running, even without official support from Apple itself.
"It does require files from an iPhone 4S which are not ours to distribute, and it also requires a validation token from the iPhone 4S that has to be pulled live from a jailbroken iPhone 4S, and its about a 20-step process right now" Steve Troughton-Smith, developer
Meanwhile, a second video has already demonstrated Siri running on the iPod touch 4, though in this case there are some hardware limitations. Thats around the iPod microphone, however, which is less sensitive than that of the iPhone 4/4S: Siri demands a strong, clear voice if its going to pick up any commands
Still, You should not expect to see a public release of this particular Siri hack any time soon!
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Well, Tactus uses microfluidic technology to create physical buttons that rise from the touchscreen to give users the experience or feeling of operating a physical keyboard. When no longer needed, the buttons recede back into the touchscreen, leaving no trace of their presence. Watch the Video below to know more.