iPad Pro doesn’t support untethered ‘Hey Siri’

By , Nov 12, 2015

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Although Apple’s iPad Pro Tech Specs webpage states in black and white that the device’s A9X system-on-a-chip includes an embedded ‘M9’ motion coprocessor, just like its A9 counterpart powering the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the tablet doesn’t support untethered ‘Hey Siri’ functionality when not connected to power, AppleInsider discovered yesterday.

“Digging into the iOS 9 Settings app, the iPad Pro indicates that users can use ‘Hey Siri’ only when the device is connected to power,” reads the article.

This indicates that even though the iPad Pro has the necessary hardware to support ‘Hey Siri,’ the feature is disabled in iOS software. Whether or not Apple plans on enabling untethered ‘Hey Siri’ through a future software update remains to be seen.

If history is an indication, Apple will keep ‘Hey Siri’ as an iPhone 6s-exclusive for some time before rolling it out to all devices outfitted with Apple’s M9 motion coprocessor.

Source: AppleInsider

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  • hkgsulphate

    this must be a joke

    • iPhoneWINS

      no this is typical apple business

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        Apple will surely have a solution to this and that is to wait for and buy the iPad Pro 2.

    • Jackson Grong

      Another reason not to buy it

    • Non of the Macbook pros have it either whats the big deal folks.

      • hkgsulphate

        because it has an A9 chip?

  • markbyrn

    OMG, should I take my iPad Pro back because the ‘Apple Insiders’ are getting hysterical about “Hey Siri”? Wait a minute, my iPad Pro doesn’t have live photos either! Wait, wait..it doesn’t have 3D Touch either!! That’s it – Apple has screwed me for the last time this year – no more purchases until next year!

    • Anonymous

      I suppose you can just wait for a jailbreak.

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        He’s being sarcastic.

    • iPhoneWINS

      yeah they sold you new shit that has old features… guess what.. iPad pro 2 will have all the stuff that the first one should have had

      • Shinonuke

        Sounds like he is just being sarcastic

  • Anonymous

    There a jailbreak tweak for that! Now only if there was a jailbreak!

    • iPhoneWINS

      No jailbreak for that big boring device though lol

      • Anonymous

        Currently there is not. But with time there will be.

  • Anonymous

    I supose you can just wait for a jailbreak.

  • Blip dude

    Not surprised

  • T_Will

    Even though I would prefer to have unthethered “Hey Siri”, 3D Touch, and 2nd gen Touch ID in the iPad Pro, the larger screen is the primary reason I’m upgrading from an Air to a Pro.

    So I just have to know that Apple will release an iPad Pro 2 with these features, and at that point I’ll weigh whether it’s worth upgrading to the Pro 2.

    That’s simply how the Apple game works.

    • Shinonuke

      I wish I had money so I can do that. I am still saving up for the Apple Watch. By the time I have enough, Apple Watch 2 will be out.