OS X 10.9 Will Reportedly Have Siri and Apple Maps
Siri and Apple Maps. Love them or hate them, they donít appear to be going anywhere. In fact, a new report from 9to5Mac
now shares that they could be coming to the Mac in OS X 10.9.
Currently, OS X Mountain Lion brings us a dictation feature that can be used to speak to type text. Itís not quite as fully-featured as Siri is on our iOS devices, but this fully-featured version of Siri, allowing users to use their voice to perform search queries and receive intuitive responses, is exactly the feature that Apple appears to be working on bringing to OS X 10.9.
Mac users also have to rely on non-Apple mapping solutions, such as Google Maps, to get directions planned out. In OS X 10.9, we should be seeing integration with Appleís own mapping application, which debuted in iOS 6 and uses services such as TomTom to provide directions. The application, like in iOS, will use its own vector images and services.
Currently both of these features would be considered in their beta stages for iOS, so itís hoped that by the time they are brought to OS X they will be a little further in their maturity and capabilities. Appleís maps have a tendency to show distorted images and Siri might not always catch what you say or might bring up something totally different from what you had wanted.
Thereís also more than a good chance that iCloud could be involved with keeping the two services in sync between your iOS devices and Mac.
Are you looking forward to these new features on your Mac?