Apple to bring Siri to iPad with iOS 6

It's been the selling point for the iPhone 4S since the phone launched, but now it looks like Apple is finally ready to spread the Siri love to other Apple devices too.

Specifically, we're talking Siri on Apple's iPad. That's according to 'trusted sources', who claim that it is not just the voice dictation brought to the iPad with the third-generation models and iOS 5.1. It's said to be the complete Siri voice assistant.

That means music playback, iMessaging, calendar managing, reminders, weather, maps integration, emailing, notes, contacts searching, Safari integration, Wolfram-Alpha searching, and more are all going to available on the tablet.

It was thought that using the iPad further away from the mouth (compared to an iPhone) would mean the microphones would be unable to pick out commands. Those concerns have apparently been discounted with those sources saying that 'commands input with same or similar accuracy to the iPhone 4S'.

The sources also add that it's not a full-screen experience; Siri is apparently built into the iPad as a small window on top of whatever interface the user is currently using. You access it by pressing and holding down the Home button. Probably more convenient.

As for models, Apple has apparently been testing Siri for iPad on both the current generation iPad (third generation) and last year’s iPad 2. But as yet, it's not clear if Siri for iPad will actually launch as an exclusive to the latest Retina display model – although that is the likely scenario. It would make it a selling point to upgrade your iPad, that's for sure.

Expect more on this when the WWDC event takes place, which happens to be next week.

Source: 9to5Mac

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