The voice-activated app may be coming to Mac computers
UNCONFIRMED: Apple job posting suggests Siri app is coming to Macs.
A position titled “Siri UI Engineer" that was posted on Apple’s website, but has since been removed, seeks someone with Unix and OS X experience and a familiarity with the core of Mac OS X, according to Mashable.
Searching for “Siri” in the job field on Apple’s website does bring up other employment opportunities with the virtual assistant. But the “Siri UI Engineer” position was spotted by Tech Crunch and Apple Insider before it was removed from the job board.
The job description does not mention iOS, the only operating system Siri currently runs on, but mentions the Mac operating system OS X.
The job listing states, “We take every application that Siri interacts with, distill it down to fundamentals, and implement that application’s UI in a theme fitting with Siri. Consider it an entire miniature OS within the OS, and you get a good idea of the scope!," according to Tech Crunch.
Apple Insider reports the job listing hints that Siri on the Mac might have even more expansive abilities than it does on iOS.
Debut this summer
Dictation features were added to the OS X system last year, but Apple hasn't debuted a fully functioning Siri capability for Mac. The company is expected to do so in a version due to be unveiled this summer, according to Apple Insider.
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