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First look: iOS 6 brings Siri to iPad, adds Facebook integration

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This year's iOS 6 upgrade will bring the Siri personal assistant software to Apple's third-generation iPad, and will also add system-wide integration with Facebook for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.

Both iPhone 4S and third-generation iPad users will also gain new Siri functionality with the launch of iOS 6 this fall. Specifically, the voice-driven personal assistant software can now check sports scores and game times, it offers the ability to reserve a table at a restaurant with OpenTable, and it also provides movie times and reviews via RottenTomatoes.

Previously, Siri was only available on the iPhone 4S, and the new third-generation iPad launched with voice dictation. But with iOS 6, users of the new iPad will also be able to use Siri.

With iOS 6, the social networking site Facebook also gains the same system-wide integration that was added for Twitter a year ago when iOS 5 was unveiled. Just like with Twitter, users sign in to their Facebook account through the iOS Settings application, and new Facebook sharing features are enabled systemwide.

Facebook and Twitter integration can be found in the "Share Sheets" button that appears throughout iOS. For example, when viewing pictures in the iOS Photos application, users can share those pictures directly to Facebook if their account info is stored in iOS 6.

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post #2 of 25

Hmmm.  Siri API.....  US Fantasy Football multi-billion dollar industry....  Hmmmm.....

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Facebook is like a rash that won't go away.

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I need a non-glossy iMac more than I need "integrated" Facebook.
 

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I'm willing to bet that jailbroken iPad 2's will be able to run Siri just fine.

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I'm willing to bet that jailbroken iPad 2's will be able to run Siri just fine.

 

I'm willing to bet that a jailbroken iPad would run Siri just fine. lol.gif

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I'm willing to bet that a jailbroken iPad would run Siri just fine. lol.gif

It does actually, pretty good.
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Facebook 1

 

 

Million dollar question.  Do the Facebook and Twitter icons appear in the "send to" if you don't have their app installed and you're not signed in?  Or are we forced to look at them no matter what.

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Or are we forced to look at them no matter what.

 

I believe this is the case. Hang on, I'll check in iOS 5.


Yes, this is the case. With no Twitter account set up and no application installed, you still see "Tweet" in the dropdown in iOS 5.

 

I assume the same holds true for iOS 6, but I can't check that. I would be ecstatic, certainly, if it wasn't the case, despite being unable to use it.

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I'm willing to bet that a jailbroken iPad would run Siri just fine. lol.gif

 

Does the original iPad even have a microphone?

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Does the original iPad even have a microphone?

 

Absolutely. It differs from the iPad 2 in only processor and lack of cameras (well, the case).

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Just so I can keep Facebook turned off, deleted, sandboxed or whatever, so none of my info is EVER shared with them.

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Facebook is like a rash that won't go away.

You are SO right.

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Just so I can keep Facebook turned off, deleted, sandboxed or whatever, so none of my info is EVER shared with them.

 

Yep. Can't get rid of the buttons across the entire OS, though.

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Yes, personally I like the calendar and contact syncing, but I can certainly see how some people might not.

I am a little concerned at the app integration however, it seems like Facebook will be able to track you through lots and lots of 'non Facebook' apps now.  I hope the mass of devs on the market will continue to let us sign in with our own logins etc and not demand FB credentials.  It wouldn't happen straight away but I can see it gradually becoming the easy option to just sign in with FB to all your apps.

 

A slow, insidious invasion of privacy if you are not vigilant...

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post #17 of 25
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Absolutely. It differs from the iPad 2 in only processor and lack of cameras (well, the case).
just checked my iPad1 with the app "spectrogram pro" and the iPad1 does have a microphone!... something I thought was not there. But, the iPad1 is still too slow!. (sad because I have an Ipad1 64G 3g that is not useful to me because I have an iPad3)
compared to the iPad3, the iPad1 is slowish, the screen is a bit blurry due to the antialiasing of the fonts, the web browsing annoys me greatly compared to iPad3).
funny thing I think that is a designed in thing with the ios5 upgrade, i dont remeber it being like that before ios5...
Remember these complains are in reference to the iPad1 vs iPad3... anything not iPad is awful!. IMO
TL;DR in short I can only use the IPad1 for short periods before I miss the iPad3 greatly.
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Yep. Can't get rid of the buttons across the entire OS, though.

Great.  I'm very excited about the other features of the OS.  I don't have as much hate for Twitter as I do for Facebook, so this really chaps me.  I don't want their logo anywhere on my phone or iPad.  This is decidedly irritating.  I wonder if the jailbreak community may find a way to remove the icons.

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Facebook is like a rash that won't go away.


Facebook is the new MySpace or Orkut...

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As 95% of Siri functionality comes from their servers and not the hardware on the mobile device, there really was no reason to NOT have it at intro for the 3. Well, actually, it very much was in keeping with the current gen Apple; their typical move would be to withhold it until the next hardware revision. So I really fell on the floor that someone apparently did decide to have it come in TO the 3 this fall. It was almost like this was a glimmer of what apple USED to be.

 

Don't get your hopes up my fellow Mac users, it was only a small glimmer/aberration... do NOT expect to see anything like it again.

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As 95% of Siri functionality comes from their servers and not the hardware on the mobile device, there really was no reason to NOT have it at intro for the 3. Well, actually, it very much was in keeping with the current gen Apple; their typical move would be to withhold it until the next hardware revision. So I really fell on the floor that someone apparently did decide to have it come in TO the 3 this fall. It was almost like this was a glimmer of what apple USED to be.

 

Don't get your hopes up my fellow Mac users, it was only a small glimmer/aberration... do NOT expect to see anything like it again.

 

Stop the FUD, I want to get off!

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post #22 of 25

Great move by Apple IMO - I'm excited about it.  It'll be really nice to be able to upload photos to FB w/out having to go through the app.

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Great move by Apple IMO - I'm excited about it.  It'll be really nice to be able to upload photos to FB w/out having to go through the app.

It's great for those who want it.  It would also be great for Apple to remove the "send to Facebook" and "send to Twitter" shortcuts for those who don't wish to enable the feature.  Then everyone would have the best of both worlds.  I don't feel like sharing my entire life. Others do.  Enable the features ONLY when the user wants them there.

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I am now fairly confident that Facebook will soon be on the way out. It feels very out dated and is mostly playing catch up with smarter rivals than genuinely innovating.  They may be smart enough to pull something out of th bag and sustain themselves over the long haul but for the moment I see it as the Yahoo of the future: used a lot and profitable but on a slow course to being history.

 

I am very excited by the Maps and the Siri enhancements, although being UK based and am worried we won't get all of the new functionality in the same way we don't have all of the current.

 

I think Siri has huge potential going forward but, it does strike me that it needs one simple change to have a chance of realising that potential. We need to be able to type a siri command rather than just speak one. I suspect many people don't use it for the awkwardness of speaking into it in a public or even private place.  If you could type a command into it then I can see Google suddently realising they need to start playing serious catch up.

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I believe this is the case. Hang on, I'll check in iOS 5.


Yes, this is the case. With no Twitter account set up and no application installed, you still see "Tweet" in the dropdown in iOS 5.

 

I assume the same holds true for iOS 6, but I can't check that. I would be ecstatic, certainly, if it wasn't the case, despite being unable to use it.

Yeah, Apple is going to shove this FaceBook crap down our throats no matter if we LIKE it or not.  I don't use Twitter, don't have a Twitter account, yet that noise for Twitter gets in the way everywhere in iOS5.

 

What a waste of time and money.  There are so many more useful and productive things Apple could be having engineers work on.  

 

I wonder when they will add Compuserve and AOL integration?    What about CB radio integration?  Or fax integration?   We need every form of communication for retards covered.

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