Is Siri coming to the iPad?

iOS 6, internally codenamed ‘Sundance’, could bring Siri to the iPad at last.

That’s according to TechCrunch,who reports that the delay in bringing Siri to the iPad has been causedby user interface issues.

“I’ve been led to believe it’s more of a UI issue than anything else,”said TechCrunch’s MG Siegler. “After all, Apple is using the technologyfor the Dictation functionality found on the new iPad. They’ve justbeen working on what Siri for iPad will look like.”

DaringFireball predicts that iOS 6 will also give developers theability to implement Siri into their own, third-party apps.

It has also emerged that Apple may be ditchingGoogle Maps in favour of its own mapping software in the nextversion of iOS. The new Maps appwill reportedly include a 3D mode fromC3 Technologies, which Apple acquired last year.

iOS 6 could be arriving alongside OS X Mountain Lion at this year’sWWDCin June.

In other Apple news, the company has changed the name of its new iPadon websitesworldwide, swapping ‘4G’ to ‘Cellular’. This change was madefollowing accusations in the UK and Australia that Apple had beenmisleading customers about the tablet’s capabilities.

Complaints about ads
The change has appeared in Online Apple Stores across the globe,including the UK, Australia, US, Canada, Ireland, Hong Kong and more.

In March, Applechanged the small print on its UK store webpage, admittingthat 4G is only available in the US andCanada.

However, in May, Apple facedfurther accusations that its adverts for the new iPad’s 4Gcapabilities in the UK were misleading. The Advertising StandardsAuthority (ASA) reportedly received ‘dozens’ of complaints about thenew iPad’s capabilities, which are currently redundant in the UK, andwasn’t satisfied that Apple had complied with an agreement to amendclaims about the tablet’s 4G feature on its website.

In Australia, Appleoffered refunds to anyone who felt they had been mislead bythe iPad’s 4G capabilities, butthe company then argued that it had never marketed the deviceas being compatible with Australia’s networks.

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