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Apple: “No plans” for Siri on older devices

Apple: “No plans” for Siri on older devices

Apple has reportedly confirmed to developers that it has "no plans" to bring Siri, the voice-controlled personal assistant service available on the iPhone 4S, to any older device. Arguing that developers would attempt to implement unofficial access to Siri on iPhone 4, iPad 2 and other earlier iOS devices, one coder contacted Apple with a suggestion that it release a paid upgrade for users to get official Siri support, Michael Steeber reports. Apple's response, however, was clear on the matter.

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Siri hacked to work on iPhone 3GS

Siri hacked to work on iPhone 3GS

We've previously seen Apple's much raved about Siri intelligent assistant feature hacked to work on an iPhone 4, but now developers have managed to hack the feature to work on an old iPhone 3GS. The hack comes from developers Grant Paul and Steve Troughton-Smith, while a video demoing the hack was posted by Ryan Petrich.

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iOS 5.0.1 beta fixes battery woes, enables iPad gestures

iOS 5.0.1 beta fixes battery woes, enables iPad gestures

Apple's iOS 5.0.1 beta - seeded to developers yesterday - not only promises to address the iOS 5 battery life issues many owners have experienced, but also fixes some of the more vocally complained about problems for the iPad and iPad 2. Original iPad owners discovered that the full release of iOS 5 removed the gesture support present in the beta version, something which has now been added back in with iOS 5.0.1, MacRumors reports.

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Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch released

Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch released

Google has released its official Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, promising faster access to messages, better visibility of important emails, and a UI that's designed from the ground up for a touch interface. As expected, the app supports push notifications and sounds, along with full inbox search, and on the iPad there's a split-pane view which shows both inbox and message preview.

Update: First impressions aren't so hot... read on for more details

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iOS 5 beta expires today: b7b redsn0w saves your data

iOS 5 beta expires today: b7b redsn0w saves your data

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users running the iOS 5 beta may find their devices not playing ball, with the preview copy of the recently released Apple platform expiring today. Although Apple targets its iOS betas at developers looking to get their apps up to speed with upcoming software changes, the low cost of entry to developer accounts has seen many regular users jump at the chance for early access as well; those same users may be left holding less-than-useful devices today, when the beta expires. Thankfully there's an unofficial tool to allow user data to be extracted.

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iPhone 4S Poll shows web users torn; will you head to the Apple store today?

iPhone 4S Poll shows web users torn; will you head to the Apple store today?

It's iPhone 4S day, everyone, do you know where your children are? According to the poll we've had up since the iPhone 4S was first announced, they're either crying in their room because Apple "dropped the ball" or they're doing one of the following: tapping away at their iPhone 4S or waiting in line to purchase one. Let's have a look at our poll of 19,667 SlashGear users and see what they've decided to think about the iPhone 4S given our options.

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iPhone 4/3GS get ultrasn0w SIM unlock tool for iOS 5

iPhone 4/3GS get ultrasn0w SIM unlock tool for iOS 5

The ultrasn0w iPhone unlock tool has been updated to support handsets running iOS 5, allowing owners of iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 to upgrade to the recently released new version of the platform but still use their phones with other SIMs. The new ultrasn0w is still effectively a tethered system for the iPhone 4, the iPhone Dev Team confirmed today, since currently the iOS 5 jailbreak (and which is necessary if you then want to unlock your phone) requires a USB connection on each reboot.

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iPhone 4 with iOS 5 gets speed test video

iPhone 4 with iOS 5 gets speed test video

Apple released iOS 5 to the masses yesterday and if you're curious how the update performs on an iPhone 4 compared to an iPhone 4 still running iOS 4.3.5, then here's a video that does a side-by-side speed test. Not only does the video compare two iPhone 4 devices running different iOS versions, it also includes the iPhone 3G running iOS 4.2 and the iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.3.

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iOS 5 available now

iOS 5 available now

Apple's iOS 5 has been released, with owners of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad and iPad 2, along with the third- and fourth-gen iPod touch all getting the latest version of the mobile platform as a free update. Available to download for existing devices via iTunes, iOS 5 will also be preloaded on the new iPhone 4S, Apple's fifth-gen smartphone that goes on sale this Friday.

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iPhone 4S sales to get 18.8 million 3GS upgrades

iPhone 4S sales to get 18.8 million 3GS upgrades

iPhone 4S sales should be strong suggests Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who projects that a good portion of sales will come from iPhone 3GS users upgrading to the latest Apple smartphone. He predicts that 18.8 million iPhone 3GS users will upgrade to the iPhone 4S within the next year, which will account for 18 percent of sales.

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