Apple Tipped To Add Siri Support For Next MacOS And Third-Party Apps

According to a new report suggesting Siri is going to land on the Mac this year, amid heightened interest in competing AI technology from the likes of Amazon and Google. Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2016) kicks off today, and the report from The Wall Street Journal corroborates what has been widely expected in the run-up to the focus, Apple is opening Siri support to third-party apps as well, meaning that developers could leverage the voice assistant to help with tasks like checking in for a flight or booking an Uber etc. More details can be found right after this jump!

Apple plans Siri for Mac as tentpole feature for this fall's OS X 10.12 launch

Rumored it that Apple will be bringing Siri support to MacOS and now it looks like the iOS maker will announce the feature at this year’s 27th WWDC keynote on June 13. With that said, ahead of WWDC, Siri spotted talking about the “Finder”. When asked, “Siri open settings in the window,” Siri for iOS responded with “It doesn’t look like you have an app named ‘Finder'”. The Finder app is a core part of Mac user experience that lets you browse and manage files, folders and other things.

However, it was also speculated that Apple is going to introduce an all-new version of OS X 10.12.1 later this year, and it seems like Siri integration will be the part of that update. Notably, the Finder app is nowhere present on the iOS. And with the support for Mac, Apple is also expected to unveil a number of important updates to Siri today. Tipped to open up Siri to developers with new software tools that will allow Siri to tap into more third-party services.

Apple’s WWDC 2016 keynote starts at 1PM on Monday, will also offer live stream starting from the keynote on June 13th at 10.00 AM PDT (10:30 PM IST) from San Francisco. Stay tuned!

(Source: The WSJ)

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