Siri Reportedly Coming to iPad with iOS 6

9to5Mac reports that one of the major new features coming in iOS 6 is the addition of Siri to the iPad. Siri is currently supported only on the iPhone 4S, with the new iPad having gained the dictation aspect of Apple and Nuance's voice recognition partnership but not seeing the inclusion of full Siri support at its launch earlier this year.

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Mockup of Siri for iPad

Siri on the iPad is activated by a quick hold of the home button, just like on the iPhone 4S. The interface slides up from below the display with a clever animation. Siri is built into the iPad as a small window on top of whatever interface the user is currently interacting with. This Siri window with rounded corners sits at the bottom center of the display, as you can see in our mockup above. The Siri iPad interface takes very little space over the iPad interface currently in use, and is designed with the same linen texture as on the iPhone 4S. Siri for iPad also works from the lock screen.

The report speculates that Siri for iPad may be exclusive to the new third-generation models, and it is unclear whether Apple will tout the feature at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference or if it will elect to keep it under wraps until closer to the public launch of the software later this year.

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Top Rated Comments

AngerDanger Avatar
114 months ago
"Siri, how good is the microphone on the iPad?"

"I found these music stores near you whose reviews mention microphones."

"Oh, guess that still answers my question."
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iDuel Avatar
114 months ago
Let's hope that Apple also allows ipad2 users to enjoy Siri as well.

It's not like the iPad 3 has a better microphone or processor anyway.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
olowott Avatar
114 months ago
Come on Apple be Nice,

iPAD2 was and is still a Hit........... u know, just this once;)
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
needfx Avatar
114 months ago
I would like to think Apple would announce it at WWDC. It would make sense; generate a huge amount of hype well before launch. In a similar way, Multitasking for the iPad with iOS 4 was a massive thing for me to look forward to =]

spot on

they do have to announce something big, now that google & asus are trying to steal some thunder. I repeat, trying
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ay_Zimmy Avatar
114 months ago
Definitely something predictable, just glad to see it confirmed
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pawelthegreat Avatar
114 months ago
No brainer, really.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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