Siri for Mac icon leaks ahead of WWDC

By , May 18, 2016

Siri for Mac Dock icon OS X screenshot 001

9to5Mac claimed back in January that Siri would be finally coming to the Mac via the forthcoming OS X 10.12 software update this fall. Today, MacRumors published a genuine looking image that purportedly shows a colorful Siri icon sitting in OS X’s Dock, adding fuel to the Siri for Mac rumors.

Another screenshot appears to show a Siri icon sitting in the Mac’s menu bar at the top. The publication says that these screenshots were sent to them by a source “who has provided us with reliable information about Apple’s software plans in the past”.

The claimed Dock icon for the Siri app can be seen top of post.

The menu bar entry for Siri, pictured below, shows a monochrome icon with the word “Siri” surrounded by a box. “Clicking on either of the icons brings up a Siri waveform to give users a visual cue that the virtual assistant is listening for commands, much like on iOS devices when the Home button is held down,” as per MacRumors.

Siri for Mac Dock icon OS X screenshot 003

The report claims that the “Hey Siri” wakeup command is also supported.

It’s disabled by default at the current time, according to the source, but users can turn on ‘Hey Siri’ functionality in System Preferences. Because Siri for Mac is still in the early stages of development, the look and feel of these icons, along with end-user functionality, could change as we inch closer to WWDC.

Apple may also opt to drop this feature in the last minute.

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is taking place from June 13 to June 17, so it shouldn’t be too long until Tim Cook and his lieutenants give us a demo of Siri, running on OS X 10.12.

Who’s excited about the prospect of conversing with Siri on their Mac?

Source: MacRumors

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  • askep3

    They should bring the graphic from the first icon to the Siri on iOS, It kind of looks like the northern lights!

    • Joel

      Ooo #Person of Interest 😉

  • Donstil

    Whow that’s just to big of a coincidence on Google IO day. This have to be leaked.

    • Franklin Richards

      Of all the things to leak this is really tame. Siri on OSX isn’t that big of a deal. Unless Siri is actually useful.

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        pressing the button again and again is kinda annoying. 6s like wake up command would be appreciated

      • Fanboy 

        Ever heard of ‘Hey Siri’ buddy? #NoButtons

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        read it again, i said iPhone 6s like functionality, you gotta press the home button again and again on older models unless the device is on power, and I’m sure you don’t keep you plugged in all the time.

  • Didn’t Viv kill Siri a week ago?

    • Franklin Richards

      No. Not yet anyway. It’s not finished. It still doesn’t speak. And it’ll probably be bought out by a bigger company.

      • :D

        Bigger than Apple?

      • Franklin Richards

        Google or some Chinese company? I hope they survive as an independent company because the Viv would grow massively that way. But then again that would we would have to use it as an app because I doubt Google or Apple would willing let us use a third party assistant.

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        Google ?

  • Nolan I.

    I’m disappointed the dock and menu bar still appear the same…

    Really was hoping for a complete redesign.

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      not happening this year.

      • Fanboy 

        Lmao!

        *Gets major redesign 2 years ago*

        *Wants major redesign every year*

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        they just can’t redesign it every year, not a viable option IMO.

  • Hotrod

    In my personal opinion I think Cortana can answer a wider range of questions and responds quicker, however, I hope Siri will one day soon live up to the hype, it may have been the first virtual assistant, but it is weak compared to the other offerings.

  • Jerry

    It took this long to release Siri for Mac?

  • siddique

    They will force us to buy a new mac .!!!

  • I do hope this isn’t the headline feature for the new OS