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Latest iOS update makes it possible to enable Siri on older iPhones

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 20 Dec 2011 3:21 User comments (3)

Latest iOS update makes it possible to enable Siri on older iPhones Along with some fixes in Apple's latest iOS update, there appears to be a new development for people who want to use the Siri Voice Assistant on older iPhones.
An iPhone hacker who goes by Musclenerd noticed that the latest update leaves system files unencrypted which were previously encrypted. An article at Cult of Mac notes this makes it possible to enable Siri on older devices without using the legally questionable app already available for jailbroken phones.

Unfortunately it's likely this is the result of an oversight, rather than an intentional decision by Apple. The company is known for locking down their phones as tightly as possible.

Prior to phone jailbreaking being granted a DMCA exemption, their encryption was even used to make the practice illegal. Don't be surprised if the files are encrypted again in the next update.

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3 user comments

121.12.2011 10:21
BrianDanowski
Unverified new user

This headline is misleading.

223.12.2011 7:54
Commenter
Unverified new user

All your articles are stupidly anti-apple...Apple provide phenomenal api's and great guidance as tutorials to make a secure, safe and smooth OS - these aren't bad things!

323.12.2011 12:06

Originally posted by Commenter:
All your articles are stupidly anti-apple...Apple provide phenomenal api's and great guidance as tutorials to make a secure, safe and smooth OS - these aren't bad things!
I agree.

They're gearing the articles to appeal more to the low brow readers.

CNET made the same mistake and lost credibility.

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