Today, we have a very interesting bit of news, tipped to us by a source close to Apple. According to them, Apple is testing Siri on devices other than the iPhone 4S. The device specifically mentioned to us was the iPhone 4, but we can most likely assume that other devices are being tested as well. This means that we will potentially see a software update that allows Siri to run on older devices. Currently, it only runs on the iPhone 4S, but Apple has given employees access to a special software version that incorporates Siri’s features on to older devices. Hackers and developers are currently working for a port, but if Apple releases this in a software update any time soon, they may not need to.
Very few people suspected that Apple would ever release Siri for older devices, since it was one of the few things that distinguished them from the 4S. However, this report contradicts those rumors, and suggests that we will be seeing a software update soon. Our source also claims that Apple has been restoring employees to stock software, not wanting them to use it in the public where it might be seen. Their secrecy on this also suggests that we may be seeing a release soon. Keep in mind, however, that this is not a sure thing, and that Apple’s testing may lead to them discontinuing the project. But the fact that they are testing it at all means that we can be hopeful at the moment.