Apple's personal intelligent assistant Siri, which is available on portable iDevices, may soon come to Mac OS X.
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off on June 13 and the company will talk about future plans for some of its software products. Visitors at the event would be more interested in next-generation iOS 10 and MacOS X.
Apple introduced Siri in iOS 5 which was first released in the iPhone 4s in 2011. Since then Siri has become one of the integral aspects of Apple mobile operating system. The feature may be useful to Mac users as well and it seems that Apple will announce Siri for the next MacOS X.
Siri responds to questions asked by a user. In a blog post, Brian Roemmele asked the app on his smartphone to open settings in a new window.
"It doesn't look like you have an app named Finder," Siri responded.
"Open settings in the window" command to Siri does not give consistent answers. The app occasionally answers "It doesn't look like you have an app named 'Finder.'"
Finder is an OS X file management application, which is not available on iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Siri's response hints at unintentional unveiling of Siri for Apple Mac systems, or is it that the company is planning for a new Finder app for iOS 10?
Siri for Mac is big news for iFans but Apple may upgrade the app to offer more functionality to iDevices as well.
This is not the first time that rumors regarding Siri for OS X have emerged online. In February this year, a 9to5Mac report highlighted that Apple is trying to integrate Siri with OS X since 2012. The company is now ready to launch the feature in the next gen MacOS X 10.12.
The report cites sources and suggests that Siri for Mac will not be integrated in the swipe menu, as it is in iOS. The application will be available from the Menu Bar of a Mac. A Siri icon is expected to be placed at the top right corner of the menu bar and clicking on it will activate the feature.
The Siri user interface for Mac will include colorful sound waves to indicate speech input. Sources suggest that Apple may make changes to the user interface before the app is finally launched.
Apple has not confirmed anything about Siri for Mac. iFans will have to wait for an official announcement regarding the app for OS X.