iPad will get the full Siri experience with iOS 6

iPad will get the full Siri experience with iOS 6
Just one week until the start of Apple's World Wide Developers Conference, and we've got more Apple news leaking out. Apparently, iOS 6 is going to bring the full Siri experience to the iPad, and not just the limited dictation that's available now. Of course, the real question is: which iPads will get the full Siri update?

According to 9to5Mac, Apple has been testing Siri on both the iPad 2 and the new iPad (aka 3rd gen), but it's unclear if the software will be made available for the iPad 2. It seems likely that at the very least the new iPad will get the bump, and it would be in Apple's interest to not put Siri on the older (aka cheaper) hardware as well. So, even though it may not be confirmed, given Apple's history, it seems likely that Siri would be an exclusive on the new iPad. 

What is clear is that Siri on the iPad won't be a full-screen experience, but rather Siri will slide up from a tray at the bottom of the screen, and do its work in a smaller overlay window. Siri on the iPad shouldn't have any limitations though, and should have all of the functionality of its iPhone 4S counterpart (plus any extras Apple is planning to add). Some have questioned the accuracy of voice command on the iPad, given that the tablet is normally held farther away from the user than a phone, but sources claim that it works just as well. 

source: 9to5Mac



1. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Not trying to hate or start a war here, but so far ios 6 is looking like it will have nothing new/special. Im an android user but will be more than happy to make the switch if io6 pulls out some surprises. For me, widgets, turn by turn nav, and a more deeply integarted siri would be steps in the right direction

11. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

How can you judge ios6 if it hasn't even been released. All you have heard is rumors, so how call it nothing special or new?

12. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

I think testman is being very fair. He said specifically that "so far" none of the rumors have been new/special, which is true, and that he'd be "more than happy" to switch. What's wrong with that?

13. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I think his comment was fair as an iOS user but we should judge iOS 6 when it is released this is a bit premature. If he wants to say he is disappointed with what has been leaked so far I can get that but saying that its looking like it will have nothing new/special is premature since we don't have a clue what iOS 6 will bring to the table yet. Anyway I think the major change this year will be the iPhone seeing that the major change last year was ios5. Anyway you can already get turn by turn nav with many apps and cook has already said there will be some cool things happening with siri. Widgets might be also a major change that I will think will happen since they already exist on the mac and have hired this guy who I forget his name but had some interesting ideas about widgets for the iPhone.

2. rudlie

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 2012


3. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

well… hopefully apple makes it look a little nicer than in the picture there… possibly sliding in from the side so that it is portrait orientation would be the most elegant way

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

think it might look like that it eases development, and does not look so bad for me u_u also I think what the rumor said about iPad users being happy with iOS6 could be siri

9. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I wonder if the iPod Touches will get some Siri love... I look forward to iOS 6 but I don't think they'll be offering it for 4th gen iPod Touches.....

16. gaby1451

Posts: 120; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

"... It seems likely that at the very least the new iPad will get the bump, and it would be in Apple's interest to not put Siri on the older (aka cheaper) hardware as well" (par.2). I resent that comment. I don't consider my iPad2 which I spent my hard earned money on to have cheaper hardware. Yes It may not be the most recent iteration with the latest build specs, but It works flawlessly and the build quality is top notch. The way I see it, it would make sense to include Siri on the iPad2 considering the iPhone4S has the same hardware (read: processor) albeit in smaller form factor. Not that Siri is processor intensive, but you know what I mean.

18. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I hope iPad 2 gets Siri but I'm afraid it won't.

19. beefsupreme

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I think what they meant was that it is cheaper for people to buy. Apple as a company has always tried to get people to go for the newer, more expensive products that they release by giving them more or better features, which is why they might not release Siri for the iPad2. If Siri is as popular as it's been made out to be then they will use it to try to make people buy a new iPad instead.

20. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I have to concur here. Apple is not known for supporting older products. I am surprised the 3GS has lasted this long. I would not be surprised if Apple drops the 3GS with iOS 6. With that being said, at E3 ... Microsoft has dropped A LOT of tablets. The tablet war is hot right now and only to heat up more. For Apple to drop the "2" may warrant folks to get a new tablet; however, one that is probably cheaper than the new iPad and running a completely different OS. I know Apple "claims" the reason why SIRI was not on the 4 (versus 4S) is because the 4S had a better voice recognition chip in it resulting in the 4 having too many errors. Considering the new iPad was released after the 4S, one would think it would have similar hardware and hence easily support SIRI. It will be interesting to see what Apple does with the iPad 2. To aid in their tablet supremacy, I think that have to put SIRI on the iPad 2.

23. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Apple actually is known for supporting their products. iPhone's get about 3 years of updates after launch. 3GS from 2009 is running iOS 5.1

24. supaman21

Posts: 43; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

thats good old fragmentation for you, been out what, a year?? a 600 dollar product that wont get updated. and 5.1 on a 3gs is the worst thing ive ever seen

25. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well look into Android camp where phones just released less than a year ago wont get ICS.. now that's bad

28. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

you can get it unofficially........... and 3GS has ios 5.1 but no "SIRI" So they*cough*Apple*Cough* are just bluffing with people Copied from gsmarena, hope they dont mind

26. freshprince130

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

Apple is under the assumption they run the world...one thing they havent realized and I hope the buying public realizes it...but dont support something that we have already purchased just buy a new one to get 1 new feature. If people stopped doing it they would stop having this Nazi mentality. Imagine if a car company did the same..... "im sorry although you purchased this car 1 month ago a new model came out and now you cant get any parts or any repairs or any kid of help...but if you buy another one we can help you" smfh....now that cricket has it...im thinking ...hoping end of life for the iphone...ipad i love!

27. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Just noticed ... looking at the picture ... since when does the iPad have a weather app?

29. rocky100

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

I don't understand how iPad 3 gets Siri but not iPad 2. iPad 2 and iPad 3 hav everything the same but Siri

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