Friday, December 30, 2011

Why You Shouldn't Host a Siri Proxy

As you know, Siri has been legally ported to older iOS devices, but requires you to use a Siri proxy. (If you don't know about it, read about it here.) This is because using Siri on an older iOS device still required proper iPhone 4S authorization tokens which is only available on an iPhone 4S. Some people have already started hosting Siri proxies, and you might be considering on doing the same thing. Right now, I will tell you why you should not.

You might think you are helping out the jailbreak community, but you should know this. If you make people donate to you, you might make some money for a little while, but remember that most of these proxies are shut down with in an hour by Apple. It is very easy for Apple to detect heavy traffic from a certain device and for them to shut you down is very easy too. After that, you will loose the ability to use Siri yourself too, and I doubt complaining to Apple will do anything. So really, you are just harming yourself. Also, not to mention how much data you would be using trying to host a server... I wouldn't recommend you to host it unless you have a way to manage how many users are using your proxy. If you were thinking about hosting, you should think again. That is all I have to say.

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