4 June 20129to5Mac:
Siri is built into the iPad as a small window on top of whatever interface the user is currently interacting with. This Siri window with rounded corners sits at the bottom center of the display, as you can see in our mockup above. The Siri iPad interface takes very little space over the iPad interface currently in use, and is designed with the same linen texture as on the iPhone 4S. Siri for iPad also works from the lock screen.
It is unclear if Apple will introduce Siri with the rest iOS 6 at the WWDC keynote on June 11 or if Apple is planning to save this feature for an assumed fall event that will likely detail the final changes to iOS 6 and to announce the next-generation iPhone.
It sounds very elegantly designed. The linen doesn’t bother me either, as it is conceptually “layer zero”.
Personally, I am hoping it will be announced next-week (and therefore be in the developer beta), although it is certainly possible this won’t be the case. Mutterings of a Siri API make this more likely though, as Apple would want to give developers access, for testing purposes.