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Big deal. It's called marketing and business strategy. Graphics cards and processors are the first thing that comes to mind, specifically ones that you can simply unlock with a bios flash/entry.
    
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Big deal. It's called marketing and business strategy. Graphics cards and processors are the first thing that comes to mind, specifically ones that you can simply unlock with a bios flash/entry.
I agree, it's just Apple doing what Apple does best.

Except for the fact that they blatantly lied to people saying it won't work on the iPhone 4, and they also killed the originally Siri app from the app store.

There's a difference between a business strategy, and lying to your customers. Apple does the latter very well.
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Anyone else noticed the black Iphone (assuming thats the Iphone 4) was slightly snappier than the white iphone 4s when pulling up the information requested to SIRI?

Anyways here's hoping this can be widely implemented easily by most Iphone 4 users, and most importantly royally piss off Apple.
    
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1. Not surprised in any way, shape or form.

2. Maybe Apple will troll back and after the siri BETA, release it on iPhone 4.
    
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Anyone else noticed the black Iphone (assuming thats the Iphone 4) was slightly snappier than the white iphone 4s when pulling up the information requested to SIRI?
That's because there is a direct connection from the radio to a portion of the A5 dedicated to Siri alone. Or something like that. It doesn't matter though, because this is OCN, where Apple is the Great Satan. Nevermind the fact that maybe the didn't allow it to run on the older iPhones because they don't want people seeing Siri as slow and that hurts their image.

When a hardware manufacturer limits GPU or CPU power to make sales tiers it's ok. When Microsoft locks out features of windows intentionally to get consumers to pay more it's ok. But this? No this is terrible, because it's Apple.
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I agree, it's just Apple doing what Apple does best.

Except for the fact that they blatantly lied to people saying it won't work on the iPhone 4, and they also killed the originally Siri app from the app store.
There's a difference between a business strategy, and lying to your customers. Apple does the latter very well.
Scumbag move in removing the original siri app and allowing it only on the 4s? Sure. But no one lied and said that siri couldn't run on an iphone4.

It's a business strategy that companies do everyday--Apple is no different than any other company trying to make money and progress sales.
    
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That's because there is a direct connection from the radio to a portion of the A5 dedicated to Siri alone. Or something like that. It doesn't matter though, because this is OCN, where Apple is the Great Satan. Nevermind the fact that maybe the didn't allow it to run on the older iPhones because they don't want people seeing Siri as slow and that hurts their image.

When a hardware manufacturer limits GPU or CPU power to make sales tiers it's ok. When Microsoft locks out features of windows intentionally to get consumers to pay more it's ok. But this? No this is terrible, because it's Apple.
Because it's fun to rip on Apple.
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Know whats also funny? The iPhone 4S CPU is only a 700mhz Dualcore, lol.
Clock speed means nothing when you're comparing CPUs of different architecture. Being on an overclocking forum I would think you would realize this.

So which would you rather have, a 3.8Ghz Pentium-4, or a 3.4Ghz i7 2600K?

The 800Mhz A5 in the 4S is faster than most other phones that are 1.0-1.4Ghz.

I'm not saying the A5 is superior in any way, just that saying it's slow because of its clock speed makes no sense at all.
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Clock speed means nothing when you're comparing CPUs of different architecture. Being on an overclocking forum I would think you would realize this.

So which would you rather have, a 4.0Ghz Pentium-4, or a 3.4Ghz i7 2600K?

The 800Mhz A5 in the 4S is faster than most other phones that are 1.0-1.4Ghz.

I'm not saying the A5 is superior in any way, just that saying it's slow because of its clock speed makes no sense at all.
Da won wif da moft meggurhurts, duh!!!

Clockspeed and architecture have even less significance when you're considering a very, very specifically written OS/application for a very, very specific hardware platform.
    
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