Siri for Mac icon appears in leak ahead of WWDC unveiling

Siri integration for Mac appears in leaked screenshots Reuters

After making Siri available for Apple Watch and TV, the virtual assistant is seemingly making its way through Mac. The company is working hard to integrate it in the upcoming operating system version, OS X 10.12, suggest leaked screenshots.

Although Apple has been rumoured to be testing the OS X version with Siri integration since 2012, its plan to use the next Mac OS to expand the availability of Siri across the Mac lineup appeared in reports in February. Now, fresh screenshots shared by MacRumor, which claims to have obtained it from its source, suggest Siri is indeed coming to Mac.

The leak shows a black and white Siri icon in the menu bar with the word Siri enclosed in a box. The full dock icon, on the other hand, is more colourful and has a Siri waveform interface, like other built-in apps. However, clicking on either of the icons displays a Siri waveform suggesting the virtual assistant is listening; very much like when you hold the Home button on iOS devices. However, there is the possibility that the leaked icon may not be the same when the final product comes out.

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Apart from accessing Siri through two buttons, the virtual assistant can be accessed through the Hey Siri activation button as well. But the option is disabled by default and can be enabled from the Preferences menu.

The virtual assistant would be able to answer many queries and perform tasks like it does on iOS devices such as opening apps, web browsing, controlling the HomeKit, sending text messages, reading emails, managing calendar events and more.

Apple has announced that its 2016 annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) will start with a keynote presentation on 13 June, where the company is likely to introduce OS X 10.12 and iOS 10.

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