After introducing Siri on Apple TV and Apple Watch last year, Apple is reportedly panning to bring Siri to its Mac OS X operating system. The new feature could come as a part of next major release codenamed ‘Fuji’. Citing sources, 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman reports that Apple would introduce Siri on Mac with a polished user-interface. Apple had been internally testing Siri integration with OS X on Mac since 2012, and it is currently in final release stage, the report states.
At the WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) in June, Apple is expected to introduce OS X 10.12. As for Siri integration, it will live in Mac’s Menu Bar instead of integrating it as a swipe menu in Notification Centre. The Siri icon to activate the voice control feature would be present on the top right corner of the menu bar.
After clicking on the Siri button, a dark, transparent interface will appear on the screen’s top right corner. To indicate speech input, the interface would feature colorful sound waves. As the interface design is still in its testing phase, there might be some changes here and there before the official introduction, the report states.
Siri on Mac is likely to have its own pane under System Preferences and users may also be given an option to choose keyboard to activate the service. When the system is plugged into power, users will also be able to active Siri by saying the command “Hey Siri” much like the case with recent iPad and iPhone models. The report also states that Apple is working on iOS 10, which is also expected to unveiled in the fall.
It is important to note that Microsoft already a similar integration with its Cortana personal assistant in Windows 10.