Why we won’t see Siri on our iPhone 4 in the near future

Chpwn AvatarWe already know that @chpwn and @stroughtonsmith have successfully ported Siri over to the iPhone 4. Many people now demand that they release their port or at least a description on how they did it. That’s why chpwn wrote a blog post on why they can’t release it right now.

You can find his blog post here.

For those of you who don’t want to read the whole text, here’s a summary. Basically, the reason why they can’t release it is copyright issues. As we already mentioned in an earlier post, you need files from an iPhone 4S. To get those files, you have to jailbreak your iPhone. And as we all know, there is no public jailbreak available for the iPhone 4S right now. But once there is a public jailbreak and we have the decryption key for the iPhone 4S IPSW, they are allowed to legally distribute their port. So we will just have to wait.

There is another interesting thing chpwn wrote in his post:

But only Steven and myself — yes, I know there are others that claim to have: I’ll tell you this, they haven’t ;) — have managed to make Siri successfully contact the Apple servers and receive responses.

This means that chpwn is convinced that no one else (including @jackoplane, who claims to have ported it as well) has managed to get Siri working on another iOS device. We still didn’t see any proof for jackoplanes port, so chpwn may be right. We’ll have to wait and see if Jackoplane will release his port or not.

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