Siri On Mac A Possibility With OS X 10.12


Apple users, do you have enough Siri in your life? You may be able to chat with Apple’s kindly assistant on your Mac computer if reports coming from 9to5Mac are to be believed. Siri on Mac may be coming as soon as this summer, with the announcement coming in June at WWDC 2016.

Apple may have been testing a Siri integration with OS X internally as far back as 2012, but rumblings seem to indicate that it may finally be ready for public consumption. Siri integration would come as part of OS X 10.12, which is expected to be announced at WWDC.  Siri will allegedly be implemented differently than other Mac notifications, and even differently than how she appears on iPhone and iPad. Siri will have her own page in System Preferences, and she will be invoked by pushing a button on the Mac’s menu bar, creating a keyboard shortcut, and potentially responding to a “Hey Siri” command as she will on iOS devices. The Siri interface will appear in the upper right corner of the screen on a dark transparent background. 9to5Mac mocked up an example of what this interface might look like:

Image courtesy of 9to5Mac
Image courtesy of 9to5Mac

9to5Mac also outlines some of the upcoming changes Mac users should see with OS X 10.12:

Codenamed “Fuji,” OS X 10.12 is also planned to include minor user-interface tweaks across core system application windows, but the changes will not be as notable as those in 2014’s OS X Yosemite update. Apple is also continuing its performance-focused engineering efforts emphasized in OS X El Capitan last year.

Our resident Apple users have had mixed feelings about Siri’s performance on iOS devices. Hopefully the last few years of testing on Mac will provide a better overall experience from the personal assistant.

Are you excited about getting more Siri in your life? Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter.

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