Siri, why are you on the Apple iPad mini but still not the Apple iPad 2?

Siri, why are you on the Apple iPad mini but still not the Apple iPad 2?
Those planning on purchasing the Apple iPad mini when it launches November 2nd will be happy to find out that the OEM's voice activated personal assistant Siri, will be supported by the byte-sized version of Apple's tablet. On the other hand, those with the Apple iPad 2 remain Siri-less. It could be a sign that Apple will use its second-gen tablet as a budget offering. If so, the Apple iPad 2 would probably remain in the Apple lineup until the next full sized model is released next year.

Only one of these tablets has Siri

Only one of these tablets has Siri

When comparing the Apple iPad mini and the Apple iPad 2, the differences are more than just Siri. Outside of the larger screen on the iPad 2, all of the other specs are in favor of the Apple iPad mini. The resolution of the screen on the Apple iPad mini is the same as the resolution of the screen on the iPad 2. But with the smaller size of the screen on the mini, the latter's pixel density at 162ppi tops the 132ppi on the older device. According to those who saw the two side-by-side, the 30ppi difference does make a difference.

You have to feel for owners of the Apple iPad 2. No Retina display, a slower processor (when compared to the Apple iPad mini) and no Siri. Will those with the Apple iPad 2 finally give up and buy one of the newer tablets?

source: AppleInsider

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iPad 2
  • Display 9.7" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 0.7 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 6944 mAh
iPad mini
  • Display 7.9" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 4440 mAh

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29 Comments

1. simonfrady

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

stupid Apple..

12. MeoCao unregistered

It's not Apple who is stupid, that's those who bought iPad2. Then what's the right word for Apple? That's greed.

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The iPad 2 is yesterday's news. Apple doesn't want you to become friendly with Siri if all you have is an iPad 2 - you aren't worthy enough.

18. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

People will still take out money to buy apple products no matter how s**tty they are.. They buy it for the Half eaten Apple logo not for the experience !

26. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

"I need attention"

2. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Allow PaPi to answer that question: simply put, if my sister SiRi were on iPad 2 then those folks with SiRiLess iPad 2 would never consider upgrading to iPadMiNi and, therefore, Apple's Q4 profits would be greatly emaciated.

3. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

the answer is greed of more and more AND more profits by selling the almost same iSh1t every now and then

4. nyuvo

Posts: 72; Member since: May 10, 2012

I really don't get why Apple hasn't given siri to the ipad 2. Siri was released with the iphone 4s when the ipad 2 was barely 6 months old if my memory serves me right.. Apple are great with their updates but I will never understand why they restrict devices that aren't actually that old.

5. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Because the iPad mini is new. Done.

6. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I guess Apple is trying to say that SIRI needs an A5 or higher processor. iPhone 4S, came with the A5 and SIRI.

7. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Siri will not be a part of the iPad 2 because apple wants its customers to buy a newer generation of their tablet so they can make some iCash.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

iPad Mini got Siri but iPad 2 and iPhone 4 didn't. Apple is on a trolling spree lol.

10. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

None of the prior comments address the real issue: Reducing the need to buy a smartphone with a large screen. What Apple did was brilliant. It will take the market 6 - 9 months for the market to understand what Apple did. The obvious move was to get more people into the Apple Ecosystem and Apple wants these people to get the best Apple experience so they are discouraging iPad 2 sales to free up capacity for the iPad Mini. The not so obvious move is to show people you don't need a smartphone with 4.8" or greater screens (when measured diagonally). Just think about how cheap android devices is today. For about $100, you can get a fast processor, lots of memory, a decent screen (say 3.5"), a 3.2 MP camera/camcorder, etc. all while paying $45 a month or less off-contract. If you want 4G data speeds, the Exhibit II with a 3.7" screen is selling less than $150 and $30 a month gets you 5GB of 4G data. With the money saved, would you buy a crappy Kindle or Nexus 7 or get the Apple Mini. You get much more real estate with the Apple Mini than the Nexus 7. Consumers are starting to be upset for spending about $100 a month over a 2-year contract for a top-end android smartphone that becomes ancient in 6 to 9 months. I guarantee you that 9 months from now, the current top-of-the-line of android smartphones will make your current smartphone look dated. The speed of innovation in the smartphone space is just incredible. Kindle, BN's Nook, Android tablet OEMs were all caught flatfooted when Apple announced its Apple Mini and next generation iPad. Overnight, Apple render many of the existing and yet to be announced tablets into uncompetitive products.

11. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Sup 1$heep ? Who the hell told u nexus 7 is crappy ? f**k man only god can help u. u r totally brainwashed or u have lot of shares of apple, dont know which one is ur exact case. Enough said.

15. bkb01

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

"Apple render many of the existing and yet to be announced tablets into uncompetitive products." this has got to be the most stupid statement ive heard. you assume that a blown up ipod will render a surface(pro,rt), nexus 7, or nexus 10(coming on october 29) uncompetitive..why because it is a 7.9 inch ipod touch thats merely a toy compared to those tablets ive mentioned. typical isheep mentality " all you need is the minipad". It doesnt even holdup to a nexus 7 (a one year old device) in terms of specs price and useablity what more when the next nexus comes out. really if this is THE best apple can do this year man are you in for a huge disappointment.

19. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

After their stock dropped over $20 today, I'm not so sure the stockholders agree.

27. Aeires unregistered

That's what I've been watching. In the past, stock has done well after the introduction of a new product. The device that created the most buzz, flatline to declining. There's a lot of factors but looking at AAPL, confidence is weakening.

23. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

"Consumers are starting to be upset for spending about $100 a month over a 2-year contract for a top-end android smartphone that becomes ancient in 6 to 9 months. I guarantee you that 9 months from now, the current top-of-the-line of android smartphones will make your current smartphone look dated." You want to know why it makes your current smartphone look outdated? Because they actually do proper upgrades to it to make the experience better. Unlike Apple which does minor updates, which is why you are only paying for the prestige of owning the "latest" when you can pick up an iPhone 4 and an iPhone 5 and the experience will be exactly the same (Since you iFans love to brag that iOS runs smoothly even on the iP4).

13. RCMizK3w1

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Simple: Apple want's you to go out and buy a new iPad, just in time for the next one to come out.

14. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

One word: Money. Apple is giving iPad owners a reason to upgrade.

17. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

After this latest event, I really hope Apple fans start to finally realize just how greedy this company really is. The only stat the mini has on sy a Nexus 7 is screen size. Which means nothing. I feel so bad for the knew that fall for their storage prices as well. IOS is a tired and date app. Launcher. If I actually see someone with one of these I will giggle.

21. app_droid_soft

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

i am pissed off at apple ...now will jailbreak my ipad 2 and get siri on it

22. philip_1

Posts: 46; Member since: Jul 28, 2009

Sometimes I really cannot stop understand! Is it real reason to give up my ipad2 and pay 600-800euro (depends the version) for Siri!!!Who gives a ... about Siri, after all if you don't play so many games(buy a game console) and you only use your tablet for internet, mail, and general everyday use it doesn't worth any update. Of course if I was starting now with Ipads,, then yes i would buy Ipad 4,,but not now!! From the other hand sorry for Ipad 3 users that their product is already outdated, in comparison with Ipad 2 which is long time in the market and still is!! The bottom line, somehow apple saw no respect for costumers money and devaluing a product so expensive like Ipad 3 so fast, however it doesn't feel this way for Ipad 2. P.S.: Next holiday season, (money earning opportunity), Ipad 5 will come which will spot the same thin bezel of Ipad mini, and new Ipad Mini will spot higher resolution and the A6 Processor, and so the story goes.... lets go to buy now..

24. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Siri really should b in the iPad 2, but it'll b phased out next march when the redesign comes.

25. Aeires unregistered

Why do we have to feel for the owners of the iPad2? It was their choice to buy it, they weren't forced to.

28. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

actually i dont have a bad experience with iPad 2... it perform task like i wanted to... play games, creat docs etc etc... so the processor that apple make only works for iDevices..not for android which by the way has a lot of chips... Qualcomm, NVidia, TI, MediaTek,STEricson, Samsung etc etc which make android performance different from each other... the very reason why microsoft only allow manufacturer to make a WP with qualcomm chips on it....even though it would be nice to add Tegra chips or exynos for WP!

29. mobilecasedirect

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Damn the iPad 3 & its 8 months before it was replaced by iPad 4th generation. Apple is getting a bit too aggressive with their upgrade schedule. However I do like the updates to iOS 6. Siri was always giving me grief that I didn't use her much. She was like mmmm I am not listening. I recently found the Basic Siri FAQ & posted to my blog on My5Case.

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