Siri will soon be a feature on Mac computers, if a job posting on Apple’s website is to be believed. A position entitled “Siri UI Engineer” calls for someone with experience with Unix, and specifically with OS X. The posting has since been removed (searching for “Siri” in Apple’s database does call up various other jobs related to the virtual assistant, though), but not before it was spotted by TechCrunch and Apple Insider. The position mentions OS X but not iOS, the only OS Siri currently runs on. Rumors about Siri coming to OS X have been circulating for some time, but they gained new traction last fall when early builds of the next major release of the system software, 10.9, were supposedly being tested. 9to5 Mac quoted “reliable sources” that Siri would be a feature in OS X 10.9. With version 10.8 “Mountain Lion,” all Macs include dictation software, and Siri is the next logical step.
Report: Siri is Coming to OS X Soon
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).