Apple Copies Microsoft’s Windows 10 Strategy, Brings Siri on the Desktop

Microsoft brought personal assistant Cortana to the desktop with Windows 10, and it appears that Apple is planning to do the same with Mac OS X 10.12.

Screenshots obtained by MacRumors depict Apple’s digital assistant running on OS X, with icons showing up in the dock and the menu bar.

And still, it appears that Apple might be aiming for a strategy that is slightly different from the one embraced by Microsoft. In Windows 10, Cortana replaces the search feature and can perform search both locally and online. Apple, however, will offer Siri alongside a search option, although that could change before the new feature goes live for users.

At this point, the Siri implementation in Mac OS X is still in its early days, so it uses different icons for the menu bar and the dock. While the menu bar uses an icon that reads the word “Siri,” the dock icon is a rounded waveform t… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.