“Apple’s latest OS X update, Mountain Lion, adds a slate of new features, nearly all derived from iOS 5,” Christina Bonnington reports for Wired. “There’s one big omission, however: Siri, Apple’s voice-controlled virtual assistant, does not make the migration from mobile to desktop.”
“Now, technically, Siri isn’t a part of iOS 5,” Bonnington reports. “It’s marketed as the most game-changing feature of the iPhone 4S (which runs iOS 5), and Apple has remained mum on whether Siri will ever be ported to other devices.”
“Clearly, Siri is Apple’s most celebrated user feature. And, clearly, there’s interest to see it appear on other Apple devices,” Bonnington reports. “But porting Siri to Mountain Lion desktops would pose several challenges. Apple was smart to leave it out of the latest desktop update, and here’s why.”
• Microphone logistics
• Location detection
• Hands-free voice control isn’t needed
• Limited use cases
• Always-on data
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