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If you read the Web with care, you'll notice that a few of the punditocracy are claiming the new iPad will have Siri. This depends on two key factors: the processor power in the device and how robust Apple's network is. I'm reasonably sure the processor in the new device will be able to handle the load, but their network might not.
The Magic 8 Ball: The Magic 8 Ball reads, "Signs point to yes".
We know Apple's working on iOS 5.1 and there are some rumors that this will add some sort of camera icon on the lock screen and even Japanese support for Siri. If there is Japanese support for Siri, that would mean that Apple thinks it can handle the infrastructure requirements for Siri request processing. Interesting.
The Magic 8 Ball: The Magic 8 Ball reads, "As I see it, yes".
Image: Developer preview for iOS 5.1. Here are 5 iOS 5 secrets.
Just because there are never enough ways to spend money, we have some rumors that the iPad 3 will contain a near field communications chip.
The Magic 8 Ball: The Magic 8 Ball reads, "Very doubtful". This might make sense for a phone, but it's pretty impractical to swipe an iPad against a gas pump.
Image: Here's an example of an NFC chip from Samsung.