One of the most glaring omissions from Apple's
A recent round of rumors now suggests that Siri may finally be making its way to the iPad this fall with the release of iOS 6. One of the likely reasons that Siri wasn't initially includes was the lack of constant network connectivity, so Apple will need to make sure users are aware that Siri needs to phone home to Apple's data centers to function properly so as to avoid a confusing experience.
I was a bit surprised that Siri wasn't included at the new tablet's launch, but better late than never. At the All Things Digital D10 conference last week, CEO Tim Cook also said the company is planning on "doubling down" on Siri this year, subtly acknowledging that the assistant might not have lived up to user expectations thus far. There's also renewed talk that Apple may finally include developer APIs so that third-party apps could tap into Siri's functionality.
As the provider of the backend recognition, Nuance Communications
Get ready, new iPad owners. It looks like you're in store to get Siri sooner rather than later, which is just one reason Apple remains a solid buy today.
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