The iOS 6 will Bring Siri to iPad

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It was reported that the voice command app, Siri, will be one of the major features that will be available on iOS 6. Thus, the application is likely to arrive on the new iPad. As of the moment, Siri is only available on iPhone 4S, while the tablet gets a dictation feature with the help of Apple and Nuance’s voice recognition partnership.

Excluding the phone-related commands, Siri for iPad will bring all of its iPhone 4S elements to the current tablet model. This includes music playback, iMessaging, Calendar managing, Reminders, Weather, Maps integration, Emailing, Notes, Contacts searching, Safari integration, Wolfram-Alpha searching, and many more.

The Siri for iPad Complication

Although it sounds cool and promising, speculators are seeing some catch about the tablet’s rumored feature. Since the new iPad is larger than the iPhone 4S, the device will typically sit farther from a user’s mouth. Because of this, the tablet’s microphone might have difficulty hearing its owner’s command properly. This could result to incorrect interpretations and command inputs.

On the other hand, sources dismissed this issue as nonsense, saying that the app has the same command input accuracy as the iPhone 4S. The voice dictation on the new iPad also appears to be working well.

What Lies Ahead for Siri for iPad

The only difference between Siri for iPhone 4S and Siri for iPad is that the latter is not a full-screen experience. This only makes sense since the tablet has a 9.7-inch screen. The voice application can be activated by a quick hold on the home button. Built into the iPad as a small window on top of whatever application is currently activated, the interface will slide up from below the display. Siri for iPad has the same linen texture as the one used on iPhone 4S, and it also works from the lock screen.

It is said that Apple has been testing Siri for iPad on iOS 6 using the new iPad and iPad 2. Despite the promising report, there were speculations that Siri for iPad may be exclusive for the upcoming batch of the new iPad. That’s because the company has plans of scaling the voice application, while its servers and functionalities continue to improve and grow before jumping into another existing iDevices.

It is also unclear whether Apple will announce the feature at the 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference, or will they choose to keep it wrapped until its expected release day later this year. Other than the Siri for iPad, iOS 6 will also feature the Maps application with 3D, revamped iTunes store, App Store and iBookstore.

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