“While there’s not much other iOS 6 information floating around out there right now, there have been whispers backing up [Daring Frieball’s John] Gruber’s assertion that Siri APIs are [a] possibility,” MG Siegler reports for TechCrunch. “There have also been whispers about Siri for iPad finally coming. Specifically, I’ve been led to believe it’s more of a UI issue than anything else. After all, Apple is using the technology for the Dictation functionality found on the new iPad. They’ve just been working on what Siri for iPad will look like, I’ve been led to believe.”
“As we’ve seen the past few days, new iCloud functionality should be a key part of iOS 6 as well,” Siegler reports. “And more deep ties into the forthcoming OS X Mountain Lion should be revealed.”
Siegler reports, “There is also some chatter about iTunes 11. It has been a not-so-well-kept secret that Apple has been trying to completely re-write the software for a long time. There have been several false starts and scrapping of projects. It’s believed (but far from confirmed) that Apple may be zeroing in on the major revamp they’re after. And a part of that may be both Apple and the labels warming to a full-on Spotify competitor.”
Much more about Apple’s “Maps” and dumping Google Maps in iOS 6 in the full article here.