9to5Mac.com reported Monday that Siri is very likely to be included in its fully functional form (that is, more than the voice transcribing in iOS 5.1 for The New iPad) once iOS 6 launches later this year. The report comes with the caveat, however, that Siri for iPad may only be made available for retina display iPads running iOS 6 given concerns that Apple has about having to process the many more server calls a launch on the iPad 2 would bring.
Still, all of the non-phone related features of Siri including iMessaging, music commands, setting up calendar appointment and reminders, and composing emails would be available on the iPad, and for people who have been able to navigate Siri’s touchy-feely waters, it will be a nice addition (this is assuming no major updates to Siri’s functionality are announced as part of iOS 6 anyway.)
One thing that 9to5Mac did not know for sure was when the official announcement about Siri for iPad would be made. Of course, the announcement could come as early as next week at WWDC 2012, but there is some speculation that an announcement might wait until later this fall when iOS 6 is closer to release. In their latest rumor post, it is speculated that all things iOS, including the announcement of the iPhone 5, may be coming later this fall rather than next week as some have hoped.