9to5 Mac has uncovered what could be Apple's plan to bring Siri dictation to the iPad once iOS 5.1 is released.
Our own tipster Sonny Dickson was looking through the iOS 5.1 beta 3 settings application on the iPad and discovered a new section in the keyboard menu called “About Privacy and Dictation.” When opened, as shown above, the iPad provides the user with the standard legal literature and feature information for Siri Dictation.
They also learned that, although present in the iOS 5.1 beta 3 code, Siri dictation isn't actually functional on the iPad running the latest beta firmware. This doesn't deter the possibility of Siri dictation becoming a launch feature for the iPad once it hits the public, however, and would help Apple take the first small step in expanding Siri to other iOS devices.
Indeed, this could be Apple's presumtive intention on bringing full Siri functionality to the iPad, and possibly the iPod touch further down the road.