The folks over at MacRumors have obtained a couple of leaked screenshots from an anonymous, ‘reliable’ source which show a Siri menu bar and Siri app icon, suggesting that Apple is indeed working on bringing Siri to the Mac with this year’s OS X update. The menu bar screenshot (below) shows a simple Siri black and white icon with the word “Siri” surrounded by a box, while the colourful dock icon (below) features a Siri waveform in a style similar to other stock apps.
The source notes that a hands-free “Hey Siri” activation command will also be supported in OS X 10.12, in addition to accessing Siri through these two buttons. “Hey Siri” option is disabled by default but can be turned on in the Preferences menu, according to the report. While the integration of Siri in Mac is still in its early stages, the virtual assistant will however be able to answer many of the same queries and perform many of the same tasks it can on iOS devices.
“Because work on Siri is far from complete, there’s a chance these icons could be tweaked between now and when the feature is introduced as part of OS X 10.12 at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The Menu Bar icon in particular looks like it could be a placeholder icon, with a finalized design, perhaps depicting a microphone or waveform, to come in the future”.
With WWDC 2016 scheduled for next month i.e. from June 13 to June 17, we might see our first glimpse of OS X 10.12 with integrated Siri for Mac.