There were a number of expected features that didn’t make it to Apple’s new iPad. One was a quad-core A6 chip. However, the most surprising omission was the voice-activated personal assistant Siri. Apple made a big deal out of Siri when it launched the iPhone 4S. So why didn’t it include the feature in the new iPad? Does this mean Apple thinks Siri was a failure?
The iPad 2’s successor does include voice dictation, but it is nothing like Siri. Siri interacts with you offering you more personalized assistance, which made the iPhone 4S unique. Since Siri did wonders for the 4S, wouldn’t it have made sense for Siri to do the same for the new iPad? What went wrong?
It’s possible Apple was disappointed with the personal assistant. It’s also possible that due to the iPhones’ smaller displays, typing can be a problem. This is why Siri makes sense on iPhones. iPads, on the other hand, have larger screens so typing shouldn’t be a problem, which is why Siri might not be as essential. Or, since Siri connects to Apple servers via 3G and the new iPad is available in 4G versions, some versions would enjoy Siri and others won’t.
We’re not exactly sure why Apple chose to omit Siri from the new iPad, but nonetheless it’s sure to have other features that make up for the loss.
What do you think? Are you disappointed Siri is MIA on the new iPad, or do you think it’ll do just fine without the voice-activated personal assistant? Give us your thoughts.