Initially available only on the iPhone 4S, 9to5mac sources claim that Apple will introduce Siri for iPad as one of the ‘tentpole’ features of iOS 6. Dictation is available on the new iPad, but not the full digital virtual assistant services of Siri.
Note: This is a mock-up and not an actual iOS 6 screenshot.
Siri for iPad in iOS 6 will be full-featured, of course leaving out requests that are specific to the phone capabilities of the iPhone. Bring Siri to the iPad introduced challenges for Apple’s iOS developers, who have reportedly used only a portion of the 9.7-inch real estate when Siri is initiated. Instead of taking up the full screen, Siri on iPad will instead be represented by a slide up pane that will emanate from the bottom of the display. This should allow Siri to work in either portrait or landscape views.
Apple launched Siri in October of 2011 on the iPhone 4S and left it off previous generation iPhones. Reports have this being the case when it launches in iOS 6, with compatibility limited to the new iPad (third generation).