Following installation of Siri’s semi-functional version on both the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4 by hackers, it is not at all surprising to see that the iPod touch would become the next choice for the smart developers, who would lie to ensure that this latest generation iPod touch also runs on Siri.
It would make perfect sense for hackers to run Siri on the iPod touch4G, since they had already run the same on iPhone 4. The iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G and the iPad have all been launched in 2010. Though they do not have totally similar specifications and features, the A4 chip is shared by all of them, and this chip has enough power to run Siri. However, both the iPad and iPod touch have RAM of 256MB in comparison to the iPhone 4, which has 512 MB RAM.
One thing has to be noted that there would not be any iPod touch 5G, because Apple has failed in updating its product, as previous rumors had stated. Apple, in turn, has added a white modelled iPod touch, keeping unchanged all the specifications and features. This means that the new model would also be friendly to Siri. Techies state that an interesting model could be an iPod touch 5G having dual-core A5 chips and connectivity of 3G, simce such device would come equipped with Siri capabilities pre-installed.
On what has been seen, it is expected that five iOS devices would be running Siri: the 2010 iPad, iPod touch 4G and iPhone 4; and the 2011 iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Siri lovers would be disappointed to note that this still remains an exclusive application for iPhone 4S.
The problem, however, with all unofficial Siri ports, is that they do not offer any virtual assistant functionally. Though these application runs on these three machines, they do not offer any voice-based recognition support. Also, Siri, being in beta, the application experiences some connectivity problems.
Apple is expanding Siri to other iOS devices; however other developers have already started bringing Siri to other devices that have running capability for it.