Apple is expected to unveil iOS 6 at WWDC in early June in San Fransico. Along with the expected features of iOS 6 it seems that a new Map app will also come along thanks to the new operating system. Rumors argue that this time the iPad will also feature the personal, virtual assistant Siri.
Siri was not integrated in the new iPad because it is not always guaranteed to be connected to Wi-Fi or 4G. Tech Crunch highlights the idea of Siri coming to iPad in the nearest future:
As a quick aside, while there’s not much other iOS 6 information floating around out there right now, there have been whispers backing up Gruber’s assertion that Siri APIs are another possibility. There have also been whispers about Siri for iPad finally coming. Specifically, I’ve been led to believe it’s more of a UI issue than anything else. After all, Apple is using the technology for the Dictation functionality found on the new iPad. They’ve just been working on what Siri for iPad will look like, I’ve been led to believe.
The voice dictation is already a proof that it won’t take long until Apple tablets will embrace the Siri feature. Siri API for iPhone would open new possibilities for app developers practically letting other apps provide features that can interacted with through Siri.
Also Forbes states the importance of API in Siri:
APIs are the reason Siri appears so smart, Facebook dominates the Web experience of hundreds of millions of people and Amazon presides over one of the world’s most influential cloud computing businesses. APIs are fueling the growth of a new generation of startups from Twilio (cloud communications) to Square (payments) and helping revitalize traditional companies like MasterCard and Bloomberg.