Apple will soon incorporate its Siri virtual assistant into the Mac OS, according to latest reports from tech sources. This will permit Apple’s desktop system to go head to head against its major rivals as, recently, both Microsoft and Google have added VAs into their specific ecosystems.
It will also help the company to strengthen the ties between its gadgets, and further improve its hardware network. Siri made its first appearance five years ago, being released with iPhone 4s. During this time, Apple has extended Siri’s capabilities to the majority of its devices.
These include current-gen iPhones, iPads and iPods with Siri’s features, as does Apple’s smart watch or the fourth-gen smart TV. Apple will supposedly add the Siri virtual assistant in its next edition of the OS X, which probably will be launched in the autumn.
The VA will be included in Mac’s Menu Bar, so it will be utilized by simply clicking on its icon or, when linked to an energy source, using the hands-free “Hey Siri” control. Recently launched Mac might be delivered with the function, while older gadgets could get it via a free OS upgrade.
Siri on Macs could be useful as it is on iPhones, responding to queries, performing searches and changing configurations. Most Mac users own iPhones too, but the majority of iPhone users do not have a Mac.
In a research performed over a couple of years, experts discovered that, while almost 60 percent of Mac customers possessed iPhones, only 25 percent of iPhone users had Macs. Determining other iPhone users to buy a Mac too could help increase the demand for its computer systems.
The inclusion of Siri might play an important part, as it would further improve the ties between Apple’s devices. Since 2014, Apple has made some focused attempts to increase the connections between its different gadgets.
The company’s Yosemite operating system, for example, provided iPhone users the capability to make and get phone calls via their Macs. With the Siri virtual assitant, they will be allowed to call other people using its hands-free features.
Windows Cortana came at a long time after Siri’s first appearance, but Apple was fast to include its virtual assistant to desktop computers. Its newest OS, Windows 10, contains deep incorporation with Cortana, just like its web browser, the new Microsoft Edge.
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