Siri in iOS 6 coming to iPad, to offer sports, movie, and restaurant data, able to launch apps

iOS 6 was announced at WWDC today, including a new version of Siri with a heavy emphasis on sports, restaurants and movies.

You can now ask for and receive tailored information about sports scores and stats on players. Restaurants will now return detailed information about hours, Yelp reviews and offer the ability to book a table through OpenTable. As for movies, you can now ask about particular actors, in addition to fetching local movie times and Rotten Tomato reviews. Siri can launch apps that you ask it to, which is a nice, simple addition. Finally, Apple is partnering with a bunch of car manufacturers to offer hands-free voice activation, much like Vlingo's current inCar solution.

As you can see above, there are a bunch of new features. There's also a lot of new localization, including language support and broadened local search.

There's lots more coming from WWDC, so keep an eye on our liveblog!

Simon Sage

Editor-at-very-large at Mobile Nations, gamer, giant.

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Which iPad versions will get Siri? Would love to see it on iPad 2 as I'm not upgrading again 'til the mini arrives.

Per the live blog, it's just the new iPad. There is probably no technological reason since the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S share a lot of the same hardware specs, but it makes sense from a marketing standpoint since they are still selling the iPad 2 for a cheaper price. It sucks becuase I have the iPad 2 as well (less than a year old), but not surpirsing.

Will the iPhone 4 be getting access to Siri? My mom has been wanting Siri but isn't eligible for an upgrade yet.

This will be nice, dictation is really useful when I do not feel like typing. It makes less mistakes than I do when typing.

Not to be too critical, but the whole post didn't contain a single line about the first part of the title: "Siri in iOS 6 coming to iPad"
You should've elaborated which models of iPad get it.

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