iPad iPad 2 dictation beta 3

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  1. Numbloaf48 macrumors newbie

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    My iPad 2 now shows a mic on the keyboard for dictation but I am unable to tap it. Wondering if anyone else can also confirm this.
     

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  2. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    iPad 2 does not support Dictation or Siri. Use The New iPad, iPad with Retina Display or iPad Air.
     
  3. puterman1999 macrumors newbie

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    Same

    Ok so same thing here it's not just you. I also saw a video on YouTube where this other had the same "problem". I also noticed I gained the QuickType feature. Here's the vid: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fBqNQM4VNqQ
     
  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    While this may be true for iOS 7 and before, what's your explanation for the mic icon being there now in iOS 8?
     
  5. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    I saw a mic icon on the small numeric only passcode keyboard, (The one that looks like the one from the iOS 6 lock screen) it's just some kind of glitch.
     
  6. Numbloaf48 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iPad 2 dictation

    Yes this picture was taken on my iPad 2 and I also have the mic on the numeric pad as well. Either Apple accidentally added it or it will be fully working in beta 4. I know the iPad 2 won't get Siri, but from what I've seen it could potentially get dictation. Siri wasn't added because of hardware limitations but dictation just requires a mic and the software to run it. Which is why I believe the iPad 2 will get it.
     

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  7. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    If my 2008 iMac has dictation, there's no reason the iPad 2 couldn't have it.
     
  8. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    Feel free to believe in that. I think this is a glitch and not a sign that Apple gracefully gives dictation to all you iPad 2 owners.
     
  9. LordQ Suspended

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    Remember the iPhone 4S got photo filters on later betas of iOS 7. We can always hope the iPad 2 gets dictation in the end.
     
  10. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    But photo filters were not excluded in an earlier stable version. As far as we know they always intended to give the 4S filters.
     
  11. TheColtr macrumors regular

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    No they didn't. I had a 4S at the time and watching the iOS 7 keynote thinking "why can't they give photo filters to my phone." Later to be surprised when they showed up.
     
  12. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    Still, it wasn't a public release. Apple themselves clearly state on their website that all software features in beta versions of iOS are subject to changes and might not work the way they do in said beta...
     
  13. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    a bug

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    Do you think, your 2008 iMac and iPad 2 have the same microphones and noise cancellation capabilities? We know it isn't related to the CPU of the device because the iPad mini has this feature
     
  14. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    I vote for bug. The iPad 2 has a very low quality microphone. I don't see how dictation could work with that there would be zillions of errors.
     
  15. tudy25 macrumors newbie

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    Is the dictation button still present in beta 4?
     
  16. puterman1999 macrumors newbie

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    Yup

    It is for me
     
  17. iConnor macrumors member

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    does it work?
     
  18. puterman1999 macrumors newbie

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    No, unfortunately the button is still grayed out.
     
  19. puterman1999 macrumors newbie

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    Well, I sold my iPad 2 a while ago. What ever happened with the whole dictation button thing? I'm curious.
     
  20. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    No evidence of it on my iPad 2 :/
     

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