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Siri for iPad 2 in iOS 6

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  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,840 points)
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    Jul 16, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to Laxman25)

    And they are not the same. iFixit it first discovered the difference when they did a teardown on the iPhone 4s and discovered that the A5 in the iPhone 4s was slightly larger (and heavier) than the one in the iPad 2. They are labeled the same but they are not identical.

  • divad_08 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 16, 2012 12:09 PM (in response to Laxman25)

    I settled to Siri not coming to iPad 2 the other day after reading Deggie's posted article along with some additional reading. I understand it. It's just the way that it is and I apologize for being overbearing. For the record I respect anyone who feels passionate about something. I think debates are necessary and I have no issue with being wrong and shown otherwise. I simply don't have respect for people who insult purely for the purpose of being insulting. That's when I get annoyed, as shown previously. As for Apple, I won't bother writing to the CEO  on this topic as I do admit that they make a nice product. There is no doubt that they changed the way we use mobile devices. I use my iphone and ipad daily for leisure and work. It certainly is fun to use and makes my life easier. But it enfuriates me when a company reaches a pinnacle in success and still chooses the same old business model and does the same old thing. Apple needs to consider their human side and learn from the mistakes (arrogance) of other fallen tech giants such as RIM and Nokia (and Microsoft, although they seem to be learning). Only then will I consider the company, along with their products to be truly revolutionary.

  • tedfoo25 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 18, 2012 6:33 AM (in response to Ethan 360)

    According to Macworld, the iOS 6 BETA does not include Siri for iPad 2, but the final release will: http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipad-iphone/masterclass/?articleid=3368447&pn=2

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,090 points)
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    Jul 18, 2012 7:00 AM (in response to tedfoo25)

    The author of that MacWorld article is just flat wrong. Apple has clearly stated that Siri will be available in iOS 6 only for the iPhone 4s and new iPad, not the iPad 2. Quoting from this web page:

     

    http://www.apple.com/ios/ios6/

     

    Siri will be available only on iPhone 4S and iPad (3rd generation)

     

    I don't know how it can be more clear than that and why there continues to be question about this.

  • iPad ER Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jul 23, 2012 3:11 PM (in response to Texas Mac Man)

    Do you mean to tell me that the iPhone 4S has the A5X with those specifications? I can tell you it doesn't. I think the real reason rests with the microphone. The iPhone 4S has built in noise cancelling technology and the iPad 2 doesnt. The iPad three does have it, in addition to the latest and greatest chip.

  • BlazSovan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 24, 2012 5:56 AM (in response to Ethan 360)

    There can be 3 reasons:

     

    1. Before the launch of the new iPad, everyone was talking about "iPad 3" getting Siri and after all it didn't get it.

    2. iPad 2 isn't a lot different from the new iPad. It's actually lighter, thinner, the only minuses are worse screen and A5. And on the top of it, at the release of the new iPad iPad 2 got $100 cheaper. So people bought it instead of the new one. I think Apple wanted to tell people that didn't upgrade to iPad yet: "If you get the new iPad, you get Siri."

    3. Processor

  • naqash Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 14, 2012 5:04 AM (in response to Ethan 360)

    ya..when i got my ipad2 the next week the new ipad came.bad luck for me i think.and i beg apple to install siri on ios6 on ipad2

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,460 points)
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    Aug 14, 2012 5:15 AM (in response to naqash)

    naqash wrote:

     

    i beg apple to install siri on ios6 on ipad2

    Beg all you want. Just do it in the right place. Apple isn't reading this thread.

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,090 points)
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    Aug 14, 2012 6:38 AM (in response to naqash)

    naqash wrote:

     

    ya..when i got my ipad2 the next week the new ipad came.bad luck for me i think.and i beg apple to install siri on ios6 on ipad2

     

    It's almost certainly never going to happen. The iPad 2 lacks a special noise-cancelling circuit present only on the iPhone 4S and new iPad, circuitry that Apple apparently feels necessary for Siri to operate properly.

  • caydpoe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 14, 2012 7:11 AM (in response to varjak paw)

    Well f you search for iOS 6 in google and click on the apple link it tells the compatible devices. The 3 latest iphones iPad 2 and The New iPad.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,090 points)
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    Aug 14, 2012 7:19 AM (in response to caydpoe)

    Sigh; I don't know why this continues to be a question when Apple has stated the situation with complete clarity. If you actually look at Apple's web pages, not some Google condensation or what it says on some other web site, Apple says clearly that Siri will be available only on the iPhone 4S and new iPad. Yes, iOS 6 itself will work on additional devices, but not Siri.

     

    Read the footnote at the bottom of this web page:

     

    http://www.apple.com/ios/ios6/siri/

     

    And please, let this be the end of the question. There's nothing more anyone here can say on the subject.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,460 points)
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    Aug 14, 2012 7:19 AM (in response to caydpoe)

    caydpoe wrote:

     

    Well f you search for iOS 6 in google and click on the apple link it tells the compatible devices. The 3 latest iphones iPad 2 and The New iPad.

    Yes, that's true. However, Siri is will only be available on the new iPad and the iPhone 4S.

     

    http://www.apple.com/ios/ios6/siri/

     

    *Siri will be available only on iPhone 4S and iPad (3rd generation) and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.

  • suraj.singhbg Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Aug 14, 2012 7:54 AM (in response to Ethan 360)

    Siri on iPhone 4S lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. Ask Siri to do things just by talking the way you talk. Siri understands what you say, knows what you mean, and even talks back. Siri is so easy to use and does so much, you’ll keep finding more and more ways to use it.

     

     

    Ipad cannot do all the things which iphone can do and more over siri is still in a beta version

  • csyoung04 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 14, 2012 10:08 AM (in response to iPad ER)

    Not to go all old school, but recall that Siri was developed for older apple iphones, and was going to be fore black berry and droid phones as well.

     

    I get that what you get is what you pay fo,r but in the world of software thats not always true, its not impossible to add feature/functionality to a device that didnt ship with it. Noise-cencelling mics or special 'x' model A5 chips?. The point is the software worked on previsous generation devices, the reason they dont now isn't really technical, its marketing, which is just a choice Apple had to make. make it what they wanted, ovver a possibly lesser robust feature on earlier platforms or not at all. Looks like they chose not at all.  I wouldn't be my choice but it all comes down to marketing.

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,840 points)
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    Aug 14, 2012 10:07 AM (in response to csyoung04)

    Actually it is both. Apple bought Siri, which was an okay application but on the iPhone background noise greatly interfered with the accuracy. So Apple also bought Audience and used their technology in the chipset on the iPhone 4s for noise cancellation. Made a great improvement on the iPhone end while they were also making improvements on the server side.

     

    Those are both pretty technical reasons as you cannot go back and put in the Audience technology via software. And I've used a jailbroken iPhone 4 with Siri, was not anywhere close to as accurate as the 4s.

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