“Apple has apparently been looking for for a ‘Siri UI Engineer,’ which could have huge implications for its Mac computers,” Chris Ciaccia writes for The Street. “The listing (since removed), notes that the candidate must have ‘familiarity with Unix, especially Mac OS X,’ and display a ‘passion for the Macintosh platform and writing simple, elegant software that is easy and fun to use.'”
“Currently, Siri’s only available on the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, and the fifth-generation iPod touch,” Ciaccia writes. “There have been rumors in the past that Apple would eventually bring Siri to Mac, and this job listing suggests that those rumors could turn out to be true. When Apple bought Siri, former CEO Steve Jobs saw the technology’s productivity and ease of use potential for any device.”
Ciaccia writes, “Siri may be Apple’s answer to Google (GOOG_) when it comes to search. Instead of typing a query into Google, Siri will answer it for you… Bringing Siri to Mac OS X may not stem the decline in PC sales, but it will show that innovation is alive and well in Cupertino. No matter what Wall Street wants you to think.”
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