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The two are completely different. While it sure sucks for users that made use of the original Siri app, from a "keeping it clear for the customer" perspective, the old one had to go.

I'm sure some will feign outrage over this nonetheless.
 
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The two are completely different. While it sure sucks for users that made use of the original Siri app, from a "keeping it clear for the customer" perspective, the old one had to go.

I'm sure some will feign outrage over this nonetheless.
The old one did not have to go, just change the name of it and leave it in the app store, and set it to not run on the 4S. Easy enough.

Serious question, there has been at least one thing Apple has done in the last few years that you didn't agree with....right?
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The old one did not have to go, just change the name of it and leave it in the app store, and set it to not run on the 4S. Easy enough.

Serious question, there has been at least one thing Apple has done in the last few years that you didn't agree with....right?
There's no need to try and label me a fanboy. From a business perspective, does it make sense to leave two versions of Siri available for users? No, it doesn't in anyway shape or form. How is that possibly disagreeable?

Don't attempt to insult my intelligence because I don't drink the Android koolaid on OCN.

Common sense...try it out sometime.
 
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There's no need to try and label me a fanboy. From a business perspective, does it make sense to leave two versions of Siri available for users? No, it doesn't in anyway shape or form. How is that possibly disagreeable?

Don't attempt to insult my intelligence because I don't drink the Android koolaid on OCN.

Common sense...try it out sometime.
Android Koolaid? Clever. I don't own an Android, or an iPhone. From a business perspective it makes sense to screw over everyone not buying the new iPhone? I guess so. A lot of companies tend not to remove something that works fine from their older products though, it's called customer appreciation, Apple should try it.

Also, I didn't call you a fanboy, I asked you a simple question, which you didn't answer.
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There's no need to try and label me a fanboy. From a business perspective, does it make sense to leave two versions of Siri available for users? No, it doesn't in anyway shape or form. How is that possibly disagreeable?

Don't attempt to insult my intelligence because I don't drink the Android koolaid on OCN.

Common sense...try it out sometime.
If they were simply discontinuing update support for the old version, I would understand that, and that would make sense. The only reason to remove it from the App Store that I can logically deduce is so that the 4S has exclusivity.
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There are no other possibilities, that's the only reason.
I disagree I think it'd be confusing as well
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Or they removed it because Apple bought the company for $100+ million and doesn't want people using it for free. They want a return on their investment, shocking.

Today in my Econ class a student asked about patents and suggested that they hurt consumers. My teacher made the point that a company wouldn't be wiling to invest hundreds of millions of dollars into an idea if it couldn't protect its intellectual property.

I also made the point that patents are a few thousand dollars but developing a prototype can be millions (and more). If you are a start up business and you can't protect your idea then any large company that actually has the financial backing for R&D can easily beat you to market.
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Or they removed it because Apple bought the company for $100+ million and doesn't want people using it for free. They want a return on their investment, shocking.
Then it shouldn't have been a free app to begin with...
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You're pissed then. Hope for a jailbreak and pirate siri.
I'm not one for piracy, but I'm not buying another iPhone just because it has "S" slapped onto the name...

For the longest time, I thought Apple might have turned a slight leaf, and I had squeaked past without being screwed over by Apple's typical planned obsolescence schemes. WRONG.

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I think you could sell your iphone 4 and upgrade that way, tho. Apple did you a favor by continuing to sell the ip4, in that it will get all the updates and have a high resale value.
If I have to go through that much trouble, I'll wait until an Android phone has the same capabilities and get rid of my Apple phone altogether.
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Unless it's an iPhone 4S "feature" now.
I thought it was iOS 5 feature
had no idea it was on the market
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