Apple has advertised Siri to a point where anyone can tell you her name and some of her jokes. She is amazingly precise with her answers but sometimes makes you chuckle because what ever you just said is not what she picked up. Siri has been a great feature on the iPhone 4S… but that’s it, it’s only on the iPhone 4S.
Siri is still in Beta mode which means it only being tested on 4S. We we’re expecting Siri to debut on the New iPad but we only got voice dictation which doesn’t equal up to Siri. Now we have strong feelings that Apple is going to release Siri to iPad with the release of iOS 6, the next generation of iOS software. The problem Apple faces with delivering Siri on iPad and even iPod Touch is on the iPhone you usually have a cell phone data plan and you’re always contacted, either by WiFi or 3G. With iPad and iPod Touch, you have to deal with WiFi and if you have a 4G/3G capable iPad, you may or may not have service on there, and how many people will pay $30 per month just to use Siri?
So how Siri currently works is, it will listen to what you say, and then it will analyze it, some of the time it will do it on you’re device, others it zaps it to Apple and gets a response back. It works within seconds which is pretty amazing if you think about it. So if Apple can’t make Siri send that data to Apple on iPad and iPod Touch, what is the solution? Making Siri have an offline brain, sort of a limited Siri. It may open applications for you, move around appointments, and have a little bit of answering power, maybe like math questions or something but that’s it. Now when you enter back into internet, you are back to the full Siri you know. It’s simple but it will take a bit of work on Apple’s part, but I think that is exactly what they have been working on.
WWDC is a few days away which means we will see a sneak preview of the software and maybe even some hardware! We will have you covered here at Gadget Experts!