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Hints at Siri virtual avatar and iPhone 4 port inbound

Apple never seems to amaze us at their innovation, so we are not shocked to learn that they are working on a virtual avatar to use in their Game Center. However, we have reason to believe that this could also be implemented on Siri, as it would make the whole experience a little more personal. We also have details that Siri could about to get its install base a whole lot bigger if a recent iPhone 4 port is anything to go by.

Apple has a patent that shows Game Center users being able to create their very own character, you will also be able to choose a pre-selected avatar if your design skills are not that great. According to the AppleInsider report it says that these avatars will also be ported to other applications as well, and we believe that Siri could be one of them.

This could be seen as a novelty, but we have seen in the past how fast ideas like these catch on, you only have to look at Xbox Live. Speaking of Siri, (which has been having accent problems) it’s no secret that it’s the biggest draw for the iPhone 4S, so you can imagine the disappointment when current iPhone 4 owners learned that they would not be getting it. Apple told us that it was due to the fact that the their latest smartphone had the A5 chip in, which made it possible — where’s the iPad 2 version then?

Well, you’ll be pleased to know that 9to5 Mac has news of a port to the iPhone 4 for Siri, which was all thanks to using Springboard files. In the video below you will see the port in action, but you have to bare in mind that it will not have all the features like the iPhone 4S has, as it cannot connect to Apple’s servers, as well as a little bit of lag to boot. However, it’s a start, one that should progress in time — the future is bright for iPhone 4 owners once again.

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Written by Peter Chubb

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