“Apple added Siri to the iOS, creating an easy way for users to search and perform tasks without the need for an on screen keyboard,” Karl Johnson writes for T-GAAP. “With Siri, Apple basically created a smart operating system. While Siri is still limited, it shows the direction for the future of operating systems beyond mobile. For Apple, this means Siri is likely to be headed towards Macs and OS X.”
“The rest of the industry has already taken notice. Google has Google Now, and in April Amazon purchased a Siri competitor Evi. The industry sees voice control as the future, and the major players are working hard to integrate it into their operating systems,” Johnson writes. “Apple will be announcing their next Mac OS (10.9) in June at WWDC. Developers are expecting Siri to be one of the main new features. Can Apple just drop in Siri as is, or do they need to improve it for the Mac?”
Johnson writes, “The question’s not if Siri is coming to the Mac, but when is Siri coming to the Mac and how integrated will it be at launch?”
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