Screenshots show Siri is coming to Mac OS (and maybe a new icon?)

Screenshots show Siri is coming to Mac OS (and maybe a new icon?)
Maybe it was just a matter of time, but it has been assumed for a while that Apple would eventually bring Siri to its Mac OS. Siri has so far been relegated to Apple's mobile devices, which makes sense, because any device that doesn't include a physical keyboard is more likely to find value in a voice assistant. But, those days may be over soon.

Two leaked screenshots show that Apple is working on adding Siri to Mac OS X 10.12. Interestingly, it looks like Siri may also get a new icon as well. Rather than the standard microphone icon that we're used to, the dock icon for Siri in the screenshot is a colorful sound wave like you'd see at the bottom of the screen when you're speaking to Siri on an iPhone. We think it looks pretty nice actually, and wouldn't mind seeing that icon take over on iOS as well. 

Oddly, there is another screenshot that shows Siri (the name itself) in the menu bar, next to the usual Spotlight search option. It seems unnecessary to have two different locations for Siri, especially since if any device has the battery power to handle the "Hey, Siri" command, it would be a MacBook. 

It'll be interesting to see what Siri can do on a Mac and how it might play together with iOS. It could be cool to give Siri a command on your iPhone and have something happen on your Mac. 


source: MacRumors

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7 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Beyond time it happened...wonder if it'll be made compatible with all Macs or if it'll be stupidly restricted to the latest like it was on iDevices even though hardware as old as the 3Gs could easily handle it.

2. Subie

Posts: 2355; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Good point, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't made available for older Mac computers capable of running OS X 10.12. Just like older PC's are capable of running the latest windows versions, yet in the phone world Windows 10 is only available to a select few newer devices and up.

3. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

you could still get windows 10 mobile on older devices like i did on my lumia 920 , all you need is to be in the windows insider fast ring . Performance as not as fast as windows phone 8.1 but still pretty usable

4. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Most likely all macs running 10.12 will have it. Even if its disabled on purpose it can be renabled easily , OSX is not as closed down as iOS

6. xperian

Posts: 418; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Not even 3GS is needed. I have seen Siri ported on 2G

7. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

It is entirely software based, sure i devices might have a co processor to handle it easier, but mac's/pc's have more then enough power to drive it.

5. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Can't wait for WWDC ! Will be most excited for OSX 10.12 i use OSX everyday

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