Soon after Apple released the beta for iOS 5.1, firmware hacker Sonny Dickson found that “the latest iOS update contains evidence that Apple is working on an iPad-compatible version of Siri, Apple’s popular digital assistant. Dickinson uncovered the reference after loading iOS 5.1 beta 3 onto his iPad,” says iDownloadBlog.
Anyone who is running the beta can see the evidence for themselves. Cody from iDownloadBlog tells us how:
“Just open up the Settings application on your iPad 2 (running iOS 5.1 beta 3 obviously), navigate to General, and select the Keyboard tab.
There you should find a new option labeled “About Privacy and Dictation.” The section hasn’t existed on the iPad before, so this could be a good indication that Apple is working on bringing at least the Dictation part of Siri to its tablet.”
While Apple could very easily decide not to include Siri in the next iOS update for use on the iPad, at least we know Apple is considering transporting the Siri assistant to other iOS devices (even if that means waiting for the next iPad).
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