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After reading some overviews on iOS 6 I decided to install it on my iPad 2. Unfortunately, I discovered that Siri is not supported (probably should have read the fine print). I'm a little curious if anyone knows why that's the case.

I don't imagine it is a hardware limitation. After a quick skim of the tech specs, I noticed that the iPad 2's hardware is pretty much identical to the iPhone 4s which supports Siri. I used the following sites for the comparison:

http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_ipad_2_wi_fi_+_3g-3848.php http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_iphone_4s-4212.php

Has Apple publicly announced a reason for this?

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As Apple has not announced a reason for this, the answers for this question will be just rumours and speculation. These questions are not welcome on Ask Different. Please delete it. –  duci9y Sep 22 '12 at 16:12
    
Apple has not announced a reason for this. I've never seen Apple being transparent about feature limitations on older hardware. Usually it requires us users to dig around. Google is planning to release their Google Voice Search for iOS which would bring Androids powerful equivalent of Siri to more iOS devices. But we'll have to wait if Apple approves of this... –  gentmatt Sep 22 '12 at 16:19
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closed as not constructive by patrix, Stu Wilson, Gerry, Daniel Lawson Sep 22 '12 at 16:23

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