Siri, Apple’s voice-activated personal assistant feature, has been expected to be available in OS X for a long time. Just before Apple released Mavericks, there were strong rumours that Apple was going to add its personal assistant to the desktop OS, but that never materialized.
Siri was available on the iPhone 4s in 2011, on the iPad 3 and iPod touch in 2012, and to the Apple Watch and Apple TV in 2015. Apple now plans to use its next major release of the Mac operating system this fall, OS X 10.12, to continue to expand Siri across its product platforms.
It is thought that Siri will present itself as a dark transparent interface in the top right corner of the screen, as in our mockup below, when the user presses the Siri microphone (or dictating button) next to the magnifying glass icon for search and notifications icon for Notification Center. There most likely will be a keyboard shortcut as well.
Code-named ‘Fuji’, OSX 10.12 is expected to be released in the fall next to iOS 10 which we will bring you information on as we get it.