Mac OS X 10.9 Lynx Siri and Maps

If you’ve been waiting to use Siri on your Mac to quickly check your weather among other tricks, you might not have to wait much longer.

OS X 10.9, according to AppleScoop, will presumably be called Lynx and according to sources at 9to5Mac, it may come with Siri and Maps.

According to 9to5Mac, sources claim that early builds of the OS X 10.9 may feature Siri and Maps. Mind you that this is just an early release and as Apple typically goes through numerous modifications prior to its final release, there’s no telling whether these 2 coveted features after all.

Bringing Siri to the OS X platform would certainly help improve the service as it would be gathering data across Apple’s mobile and desktop platforms – the more information it gathers, Apple would be able to use the the data to improve its services. Especially with the introduction of Dictation feature on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the addition of Siri does appear to be the next logical step for Apple include with OS X 10.9.

In addition to Siri, Apple appears to be planning to integrate its heavily criticized Apple Maps into OS X 10.9. The MapKit framework will reportedly allow developers to integrate Apple Maps app into their applications for the Mac App Store – similar to how Maps currently works with iOS apps. There is no indication, however, that Apple would be including a stand-alone Maps app or just the API available for developers.

If history serves as any indicator to the future, developer previews may become available in early 2013 for a mid-2013 launch, perhaps during the 2013 WWDC event.


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