Siri voice assistant technology, one of the key products of Apple found exclusively in iOS, may soon appear on Mac computers too if a new patent application is believed.
A patent application, published this week, says the tech giant could soon bring Siri to Macs. Siri has been available iPhones and iPads since 2011.
However, it is not clear that when Apple is actually going to launch Siri on Macs but the application, which was submitted in February, indicates that the Mac-based version would not be same and simple as seen in iOS devices.
If the application is to be believed, the Siri would be designed in such a way so that it could leverage operating system X’s superior horsepower for more complicated and powerful tasks while pushing the boundaries of multi-tasking.
Despite long time speculations, Apple has never revealed its plans to bring the virtual assistant to OS X. However, the tech giant has indicated at such a development in previous patents but this newest release has made Apple’s plans more clear that it is dedicated to give the thought a reality.
The 92-page application was first reported by the website AppleInsider.
The Siri for Macs is likely to have an interactive desktop virtual assistant, including text input, natural language queries and gesture and touch controls like one inputted through a track pad. Siri for Mac may use graphical context. If the user places the mouse cursor over a file, Siri will recognize the user’s intention on how he/she want to work with the file. The user may also instruct Siri to copy or paste a file or print it or merge it with another document.
The application also indicates that Siri can also perform functions like organize and merge or sort files within a folder.
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