Siri refusing to confirm or deny the rumor that she will be supported by Macs - Image Credit: Warenotice
Siri, Apple’s digital personal assistant, may finally arrive on Macs.
According to a report by 9to5Mac on Wednesday, Siri will be accessible in OS X beginning with version 10.12 of the operating system. In OS X 10.12, there will be two ways to access Siri. One of these ways, the “Hey Siri” approach, will reportedly only work while your Mac is charging. The other approach, which is clicking Siri’s menu bar icon, is similar to the method of opening Siri on iOS devices by holding down the home button.
Once Siri on OS X is opened, it will look a lot like it does on iOS. When listening to audio, OS X’s Siri will feature the same playful waves as its iOS version. The OS X version of Siri will also have a dark translucent background, again like that of its iOS counterpart. In addition to these similarities, Siri will also have a dedicated preference pane within System Preferences, just as the iOS version of Siri has its own dedicated area within the Settings app.
Since this is just a rumor, there is no word from Apple on whether or not Siri will actually come to the Mac. Even Siri herself refuses to give up information about her possible arrival on OS X. For instance, if you happen to ask Siri whether or not she’ll make her way to OS X, such as by asking her the question “Are you coming to Macs,” she does not provide any concrete answers. Her responses include “No comment” and “I can’t answer that.”
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