Rumor: Siri Coming to iPad in iOS 6

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Apple’s Siri voice control feature, currently available only on the iPhone 4S, may be coming to the iPad when iOS 6 is released. Currently, the third generation iPad offers voice dictation support, but lacks the voice control that iPhone 4S users have.

Anonymous sources speaking with 9to5Mac claim the feature will be available to at least third generation iPad owners when iOS 6 ships, generally expected this fall. Siri on the iPad, they claim, will support all of the voice control features found on the iPhone 4S except for phone-specific commands.

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Siri lets iPhone 4S use conversational speech to control their phone, look up information, check schedules, read messages, and more.

The third generation iPad’s hardware seems to be capable of supporting Siri voice control, so it isn’t much of a leap to expect the feature to eventually find its way to Apple’s multimedia tablet. The fact that Siri is still a beta feature may have pushed Apple to limit support to the iPhone 4S for now.

Apparently Apple has been testing Siri on the second and third generation iPad, although there isn’t any word yet on whether or not the company plans to offer Siri support on the older model.

Since Apple doesn’t comment on unannounced products, Siri support for the iPad should be treated as a rumor for now.

Comments

kevinlane

Siri on the iPhone 4 would be quite nice, too!

Lee Dronick

will support all of the voice control features found on the iPhone 4S except for phone-specific commands.

I suupose that Apple could build a phone in the iPad. Now before some one quips about holding the iPad up to your ear well you could use speakerphone, bluetooth, or wired.

Joe

I hope this means we’ll finally get the weather and stock apps on the iPad!

Lee Dronick

Joe I too hope for the Stocks app, but for weather I prefer the free Weather Channel app.

RonMacGuy

I suupose that Apple could build a phone in the iPad. Now before some one quips about holding the iPad up to your ear well you could use speakerphone, bluetooth, or wired.

Been using Skype on my Gen 1 iPad for years.  What would be nice would be for Siri to allow some non-Apple-specific app support.

From my iPad:  “Siri, please dial my wife using Skype.”

Hoping this is coming with non-beta-version of Siri.  Would be useful for apps like Wikipanion, eBay, IMDB, etc.

“Tell me the user rating for ‘The Avengers’ movie in IMDB.”

“Find ‘Kermit the Frog’ items in the eBay app.”

“Tell me about Hugh Laurie using Wikipanion.”

Rich

SIRI is the biggest blown out of proportion junk that Apple has released. The B.S. commercials are a total lie and fabrications as to what SIRI can do. It is a lie and Apple should be sued. Also the public should be informed that 75% of the technology used in iPhones and iPods is STOLEN!!!!! And they are being sued by the owner of the patents. Steve Jobs was a thief. He was a great innovator by taking OTHER peoples ideas and technology and created a new product but he never really created anything original. Sorry Apple fans, your GOD is a myth.

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