Siri, Apple’s virtual personal assistant, had a humble start on the iPhone. It has been included in every iPhone model since and has also been expanded to the iPad, Apple Watch and even the Apple TV. There’s one major Apple product line that doesn’t have Siri yet and you can probably guess what product line it is. According to a new report, one of the biggest features of the next iteration of OS X is going to be Siri.
OS X 10.12 is going to be unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2016 later this year and 9to5mac reports that it’s finally going to bring Siri to the Mac.
The report says that Apple has actually been testing OS X iterations with Siri integrated since 2012 but only now it has been able to come up with a proper vision for Siri on its Mac computers.
Siri reportedly won’t be a swipe menu on the Mac like the Notification Center. It’s expected to live in the Mac’s Menu Bar which features the Spotlight magnifying glass and displays information like the day and time, battery and Wi-Fi status and much more.
When the Siri button on the Menu Bar is clicked a dark transparent Siri interface will come up in the right corner of the screen, though it’s said that this interface design hasn’t been finalized yet. Users will also be able to set key shortcuts to activate the feature.
It’s unclear what the next iteration of OS X is going to be called. From the looks of it, Siri might be the biggest feature that it adds to Apple’s Mac line. Siri on the Mac, about time if I do say so myself.