Apple iMac Pro will release with the A10 Chip and Always-On 'Hey Siri' feature before the end of this year. The iPhone7's A10 chip will find its way into iMac Pro for the first time.
A10 Fusion chip is the main workhorse for powering the features like Always-On 'Hey Siri'. Until this moment, no other Mac OS has 'Hey Siri' as a feature. With this release, Mac OS 11 is ushering in a new beginning.
What A10 Chip And Always-On 'Hey Siri' Means For The Users
Developers Guilherme Rambo and Stephen Troughton-Smith were exploring the new Mac OS code when they found out 'Hey Siri' functionality in the code base. It also has a code for multiple user account support.
The ARM coprocessor will take all the controls of functions in latest iMac Pro. From the time iMac Pro boots to FaceTime camera operations, all will fall under its process. The chip will also control the security features of the device.
A10 Fusion chip inclusion in the device is indicative that a user will not require pressing any keystroke to activate Siri. A user could simply use voice command 'Hey Siri' to activate the features. Unlike 'Cortana' on Windows 10, Apple is providing all hands-free in this department.
The latest upgrades in iMac Pro will allow a user with multiple accounts on the same device to switch between users and help recognize 'Hey Siri' for each user account.
While the full functionality of A10 chip from iPhone 7 is not yet understood, it is clear that the chip will control device media copy protection on iMac Pro. Still, a lot is not known as to how exactly the user experience will get affected once the people have access to the Mac OS.
The Launch Of iMac Pro With A10 Chip
Apple will release the iMac Pro before the end of this year. Until the 'Hey Siri' feature becomes mainstream, the majority of users who are using Mac Book Pro are left unaffected by these changes. For those who are into iMac, they can use an additional A10 chip on their devices, which might help to lower the power consumption and increase efficiency.
But all these are just speculations based on the tested code. The rest will come to light, once the users actually start to use the latest iMac Pro.
Confirmed: "Hey, Siri" is coming to the Mac pic.twitter.com/Dw9bRAzbxD
— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) November 18, 2017
Looks like the iMac Pro's ARM coprocessor is arm64