When it comes to forecasting the next big thing, we turn to our secret weapon: the TUAW braintrust. We put the question to you and let you have your go at it. Today's topic is hands-free operation on the iPad.
There's no technical reason that Siri can't run on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 has all the resources iOS needs, and knowing TUAW friend Steven Troughton-Smith's ingenuity, a prototype probably will be fully operational within a few weeks.
But Apple has never been all about the hands-free on its iPad line. Unlike the iPod touch and the iPhone, the iPad has never supported Voice Control, aka Siri's older and less attractive aunt.
So why isn't Apple pushing hands-free onto its hugely successful iPad? What's holding them back?
You tell us. Place your vote in this poll and then join in the comments with all your predictions.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16