Siri for iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DPM410, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. DPM410 macrumors member

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    Why hasn't the iPad received Siri yet? Is it likely that all three iPad will get re update?
     
  2. tehBrad macrumors regular

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    No one except Apple knows this. Maybe in a coming update they will add the stocks, weather, and clock apps along with Siri.
     
  3. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

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    I believe the main reason is that you have to be connected to the Internet in order for Siri to work. This is easy with the iPhone but not so easy with the iPad which has many wifi only models. When these units are away from a wifi connection Siri would not work.

    No matter how hard you try there would be a sizable crowd of wannabe geeks claiming "Epic Failure" on Apples part because they could not get Siri to work in some one stop sign town that has only one wifi network and it's in the one room library. :)
     
  4. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    Except that the new iPad has dictation, which also requires an Internet connection. No, Apple didn't put Siri into the new iPad because they wanted it exclusive to the iPhone 4S for now; Apple makes more money per phone than per iPad. Siri costs extra money for the bandwidth and servers that it uses, so Apple will wait until the perfect moment to introduce it to other devices.
     

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