iOS 5.1 Beta 3 Hints At Siri for the iPad and iPod touch

Now that iOS 5.1 Beta 3 has been seeded to developers, we are now seeing reports and hints at what could be included in future updates. One of the first discoveries is that the iPad and perhaps the iPod touch could be getting some form of Siri.

An iPad owner, Sonny Dickson, managed to find the description above while looking at the keyboard menu in an item called About Privacy and Dictation. This option is also available on the iPod touch running beta 3 (but not on the iPhone 4S). This is hinting that some form of Siri could be launched on other devices in the near future.

That pane of text on the iPad could mean one of a few things.

First, it’s there by mistake and just an oversight which will be removed when beta 4 or the final version of iOS 5.1 launches.

Second, it could mean that Siri is coming to the iPad and iPod touch although it could be an exclusive thing when the iPad 3 launches.

Third, it could mean that dictation is possible with the small mic on the keyboard, but not full Siri integration.

Either way, we always like a bit of speculation and even more so when it isn’t too far fetched. It is well known that Siri can run on other devices than the iPhone 4S so perhaps Apple is investigating.

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