Siri is Coming to OS X

NicoleMotta on Thursday February 25, 2016 at 11:23:53 AM

Siri is Coming to OS X

According to new reports, Apple's digital assistant will make its way to the company's desktop OS later this year.

First reported by 9to5Mac, Apple is planning to expand Siri to its desktop platform with its next major Mac update, known as OS X 10.12. According to 9to5Mac's sources, Apple has been testing versions of OS X with Siri integration internally since 2012 but now has a clear vision for a public launch. Apple is expected to introduce the OS X update in June at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Siri on the Mac is expected to live in the Mac's Menu Bar, rather than as a swipe menu or in full screen view. Siri will also have its own pane in System Preferences. A Siri button in the top right corner of the Menu Bar will activate the digital assistant. Clicking on this button will bring up a dark, transparent Siri interface with colorful sound waves that indicate speech input, according to 9to5Mac's sources, though this may change before the consumer version is finalized. Siri for Mac is expected to have "Hey Siri" capabilities at launch.

Siri integration is not the only change coming to OS X with the upcoming update. Codenamed "Fuji," OS X 10.12 is expected to include several minor user-interface changes across core system application windows, performance improvements, and more. OS X 10.12's official name is still unknown, but will likely be inspired by a Californian landmark. The new desktop operating system will also be announced alongside a new mobile OS, watchOS, and tvOS.

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