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Siri app disappears from App Store, service ends Oct 15th

Following this week’s announcement that the iPhone 4S will be including the Siri Assistant feature, Apple appears to have removed the standalone Siri app from the App Store. Existing Siri app users are also now seeing a note in the Siri app indicating that an “even smarter and better-looking” version is on the iPhone 4S, and suggesting that standalone app will stop working on October 15th—the day after the release of the iPhone 4S. The new built-in Siri Assistant demonstrated by Apple this week will be exclusive to iPhone 4S users, however as the prior app works fine even on the older iPhone 3GS, it remains unclear what changes have been made to the new implementation of Siri that require the new iPhone 4S hardware.

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Integrate it with iOS? Great idea.
Remove it from the App Store? Annoying, but acceptable.
Make it work ONLY on the 4S? Low.
Disabling the old application, however, makes me lose almost all of my respect for Apple. It’s just obnoxious and a bad marketing tactic.

I might be an Apple fanboy, but I still think this is ridiculous. F*ck you, Apple.

Posted by notcool in Toronto on October 6, 2011 at 4:50 PM (CDT)


I had really hoped that iOS would mark an end to Apple using purely software features, sometimes relatively trivial software features (remember the outrage over “Shuffle Songs” on the main iPod menu?), to “force” sales of hardware, guess I was wrong.

Posted by Code Monkey in Toronto on October 6, 2011 at 5:43 PM (CDT)


Wow, in less than 24 hours, Apple went back to being Apple.

And here I was hoping a kinder, gentler Apple.

Posted by BillyBobSmith in Toronto on October 6, 2011 at 10:27 PM (CDT)


Curse you, Apple! How dare you remove a service people were using free of charge and that you never guaranteed would be there forever! Truly you are evil, removing this completely free and not-costing-us-anything service that you purchased and decided to integrate into new hardware! Why, you’d think Apple were trying to make money or something.

Pure evil, I tell you. How dare they do what they choose with things they own.

Posted by Daniel S. in Toronto on October 8, 2011 at 8:48 PM (CDT)

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