Will the iPad mini have Siri?

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  1. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a

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    I know, it is all speculation about if the iPad mini will even exist, but do you think it will get Siri? The iPhone 4s has Siri and so does the new iPad (with iOS ). However, the iPod touch, which will be getting iOS 6 without Siri.

    So what do you think? Will the $250 iPad mini have Siri? or will it be Siri-less?
     
  2. PrayForDeath macrumors 6502

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    Does it matter? We don't know if this product even exists yet.
     
  3. Fruit Cake macrumors 6502a

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    Considering google is giving it away with voice search, apple may as well.
     
  4. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    There will not be Siri on the non existent iPad mini.
     
  5. 617aircav Suspended

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    Geez you should tell us, since you even know the price of the iPad mini.
     
  6. garbeth macrumors regular

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    I think you may be getting a little ahead of yourself here...
     
  7. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    I can confirm that the iPad Mini has Siri in iOS 6.
     
  8. JT3Jon macrumors member

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    Thank you very much for the confirmation! I hate how people will spout things like "no siri in the ipad mini" without conformation at all!
     
  9. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Did he mention that? I don't recall that being said
     
  10. JT3Jon macrumors member

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    OH NO!!!! I really hope it does! I mean, if the new ipod touch does with the same processor, the iPad mini must too....right? 2nd conformation anyone?
     
  11. Rushli0n macrumors regular

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    It's confirmed on the Compare iPad Models page. My question is why does the mini get Siri, but the iPad 2 doesn't?
     
  12. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Because the mini is new?
     
  13. d123 macrumors 68000

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    Nominated for failed prediction of the year ;)
     
  14. Pumapayam macrumors member

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    Exactly, they share the same A5 processor and both likely have the same RAM, 512 MB.

    Same with the 5th gen iPod Touch.

    _________________| P| Ram | Siri
    iPad 2____________|A5| 512 | No?
    iPad Mini_________|A5| 512 | Yes
    iPod Touch 5th gen|A5| 512 | Yes
     
  15. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    Apple doesn't need to entice people to buy the iPad 2 anymore.
     
  16. maccompatible macrumors 6502

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    I'd say the Siri thing was a licensing issue, and they didn't want to deal with the legal paperwork to put a new service on older devices. So only devices that came out after implementing Siri get that feature.
     
  17. d123 macrumors 68000

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    Where are you seeing the RAM amount in the mini?

    I just don't know how the mini would run 1080p HD (or record in 1080p HD) with only 512MB RAM.

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    Licensing? Isn't Siri an in house product after they bought out the company that developed it?
     
  18. Pumapayam macrumors member

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    The don't disclose the ram size, but they basically spelled it out by saying it shares all the same performance features of the iPad 2. (except for the improved cameras)

    And the new iPod Touch is 512 MB with an A5 chip.

    We will have to wait for an iFixit tear down to confirm.
     
  19. justin216 macrumors 6502

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    The A5 chipset has 512MB LPDDR2 on-die (which means it's on the CPU itself), which is why people claim 512MB RAM -- every device that uses the A5 has that amount of RAM. Unless they did a custom implementation just for this device (unlikely, they would have used the A5X then and go up to 1GB), it'll have 512MB RAM.
     
  20. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if it really will get Siri. They didn't mention it at all in the keynote, where you think they would. The comparison page might turn out to be a goof, like the part that said lightning adapters would be include in iPhone 5 purchases.
     
  21. d123 macrumors 68000

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    Highly unlikely, there are even images showing Siri in action on the features page.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    I missed that. Thanks, good to know for sure.
     
  23. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    No problem. Just call me Nostradamus ;)
     
  24. iHenry, Oct 23, 2012
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    It's a business decision but people will start asking why loudly very soon.
     

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