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Why Do You Think Apple Didn't Put Siri on the iPad 3?

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by 5er driver, Mar 13, 2012.

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    Anyone want to guess as to why Siri isn't available for the iPad 3? I'm sure the hardware could handle the addition of Siri.
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    Probably because 4s users found that they played with it for the first ten minutes then dismissed it as a novelty. That, and the fact that Apple would have to pay Nuance for the licence.

    When you think about it, the iPad is much less likely to be used in a purely mobile scenario. It's one thing pulling a cellphone out of your pocket and asking it a question, particularly if you are driving or otherwise concentrating. I don't see iPad users attempting to use the machine in a similar setting.

    However, that's just a guess. I'm sure the truth will be far stranger.
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    Siri require on line connection all the time to work correctly however wifi only ipads do not offer that whereas iphone4 s does
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    That's right. On WiFi only iPads, Siri wouldn't function out of range of the WiFi signal. I didn't think about that as I ordered a 4G model.
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    Well i don´t think that´s the reason because Apple advert iCloud for the iPad and that one needs online connection too.

    I guess Apple knows that Siri is one of the major selling points of the iPhone and that´s why it is exclusive for the phone.

    I wouldn´t wonder if Siri will come to iPad once the iPhone5 is out later this year.
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    I think it will be added later on just my two cents
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    I can't imagine pulling out an iPad and talking to it like one would do with an iPhone, but that's just me. I'm not sad that Siri wasn't added. But then, I don't have a 4S phone, so maybe I just don't know what I'm missing.
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    I think it will be added...thats why i think they made sure the new ipad has the voice dictation...thats the first step.

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