Apple is planning to bring Siri to the Mac, to be part of its desktop operating system OS X. According to 9to5 Mac, the next major release OS X 10.12 will have hands-free “Hey, Siri,” functionality.
This is not the first Mac rumors that related to Siri, but this rumor comes from Mark Gurman, who has a solid track record on Apple rumors.
According to the report, Apple had been testing versions of OS X with Siri integration since at least 2012, now Apple has made its decision to include Siri and launch the feature publicly.
Siri for the Mac will live in the Mac’s Menu Bar in the same way that the Spotlight magnifying glass icon for search and notifications icon for Notification Center, a Siri icon in the top right corner of the menu bar will activate the voice control feature. Once the user click on the Siri Button, a dark and transparent screen with colorful sound wave will show on the screen. The interface design is not finalized yet and may still change before the summer introduction.
The integration of Siri is expected to be part OS X 10.12 in June at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.
Last year, Apple implemented Siri to be part of the Apple Watch and new Apple TV, and for 2016, Siri is making its way to the Mac.