Is This Apple’s Summer Gift to iPad Users?

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is said to be bringing the iPhone 4S personal assistant to the iPad with the release of the iOS 6 operating system this month. The tablet version of the program will be integrated with music playback, iMessage, Calendar, Reminders, Weather, Maps, E-mails, Notes, Contacts, and Safari, as well as the specialized web search, Wolfram Alpha.

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Siri for iPad will be activated by a quick hold of the home button, just like on the iPhone 4S, and will work from the lock screen. However, according to the report by 9TO5Mac, Siri for iPad will not be a full screen experience. Apple has reportedly been testing the feature on both the third-generation iPad and the iPad 2.

The new software, iOS 6, is also said to include a new in-house Maps application with a 3D mode, a redone iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore, and features from the OS X Mountain Lion software. Apple has been rumored to be preparing to release iOS 6 at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference on June 11.

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