From the moment it was demo’d at the Apple event in October, we all wanted to give Siri a try. We wanted desperately to know if it could possibly be as awesome as it looked (and sounded). Then we got our hands on it and it was everything that Apple promised and more! And don’t forget this is the first version… it will evolve and become something even more incredible in time.
Unfortunately the bad news for many of you is that iPhone 4S is required in order to use Siri.
And Siri makes sense on a phone. This is where we really need our hands free because we are using it while we are driving and going about our days. We’ve accepted that the reason we can’t have it on our iPhone 4s is because of the processor being less powerful, but why can’t we have it on our iPad 2s?
It’s possible that we can, eventually at least. The truth is we have no idea. The processor in the iPad 2 should be powerful enough but there may be other obstacles. Even so, it seems reasonable to expect to see Siri on the iPad 3 whenever that becomes available.
So should we be excited? Is there even a need for Siri on the iPad?
Aside from the cool factor, it could be very useful to have Siri on a tablet. With the added power of tablets including their move toward being used more like laptop computers, it would certainly aid those users with disabilities in using these devices. Taking notes or any activities requiring considerable typing would become much easier without having to use the on-screen keyboard or carry along an external accessory. For those that travel frequently with their iPads, using navigation and other tourist-friendly services would be much handier without trying to type when you have nowhere to set your tablet down.
Beyond that, we expect to see an API at some point that will allow developers access to Siri at which point the sky will truly be the limit.