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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:57 AM   #1
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OS X 10.9 to Include Siri and Maps Integration




Earlier this month, MacRumors had reported that early logs have indicated that Apple is already testing early builds of OS X 10.9.

With OS X 10.9, Apple appears to be continuing the theme of bringing iOS features into OS X. According to 9to5Mac, early builds are showing that both Siri and Maps are being integrated into the newest version of the Mac operating system.
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Early builds in testing of the next-generation Mac operating system, OS X 10.9, point to Siri and Maps integration coming to Mac computers next year, according to our reliable sources.
Apple already offers Dictation and Text-to-Speech, but Siri integration would presumably offer Mac users voice-command and search functionality to Mac users.

Meanwhile, Maps integration indicates that Apple will offer the service to developers to incorporate into their own Mac apps. Its not clear whether or not Apple would offer its own stand-alone mapping app for the Mac.

A release date for OS X 10.9 is currently unknown, but Apple has stated that is moving toward a more rapid development cycle on OS X. If Apple follows their pattern for OS X 10.8's launch, we could see early OS X 10.9 developer previews in early 2013 and a final release in the middle of the year.

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:59 AM   #2
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Makes sense. OS X will get all the core iOS apps/features eventually.
Makes me think iOS will = OS X in the future. We all think this. But I feel it'll be 2 different OS still just a different UI for each device. ie Mac and iDevice.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:00 AM   #3
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I can't wait! There are so many things I'd use siri for on my mac.

Inb4 "They should have done this in Mountain Lion" I'm glad they are taking their time with this instead of rushing it out the door like some of you want.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:03 AM   #4
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Only 1 major release from OS XI.

I wonder what they've got up their sleeves? Dock and menus removed in favour of a 'metro' style interface?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:05 AM   #5
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Great idea... get all the rubbish that don't work on iOS and port it too the Mac, then we can all have the grief.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:10 AM   #6
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So a $20 yearly sub to keep buying buggy new OSXs? I think they'll start dishing out this for free
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:14 AM   #7
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So a $20 yearly sub to keep buying buggy new OSXs? I think they'll start dishing out this for free
That is where my mind went as well. I still haven't gone to ML yet.
I figure they fixed all of the bugs and there were so many that they opted to rename the OS and then sell it back to us.
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So a $20 yearly sub to keep buying buggy new OSXs? I think they'll start dishing out this for free
I think the same... Windows 8 made a great progress in performance, so, when Apple will focus on that?!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:06 AM   #9
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Only 1 major release from OS XI.

I wonder what they've got up their sleeves? Dock and menus removed in favour of a 'metro' style interface?
Not so. Tiger went to 10.4.11. So you can have an OS X 10.10 or 10.11 etc etc. OS X 11 (or whatever they call it) will come when it's ready.
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Only 1 major release from OS XI.

I wonder what they've got up their sleeves? Dock and menus removed in favour of a 'metro' style interface?
Why you say that? They can release 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 for long as Apple wishes. OS XI or whatever they decide to call it will probably be a major overhaul. Just because System 9 was the last OS pre-OS X, it just worked out that way.
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Only 1 major release from OS XI.

I wonder what they've got up their sleeves? Dock and menus removed in favour of a 'metro' style interface?
This would not bode well for Battery Status or other menu bar apps (IE: Fantastical)

I predict the name of OS X 10.9 will be Space Lion!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:55 PM   #12
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Only 1 major release from OS XI.

I wonder what they've got up their sleeves? Dock and menus removed in favour of a 'metro' style interface?
When I was a kid, I thought people die when they turn 100.
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Only 1 major release from OS XI.

I wonder what they've got up their sleeves? Dock and menus removed in favour of a 'metro' style interface?
why do you say that?

they could easily do 10.10, 10.11, etc
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Only 1 major release from OS XI.

I wonder what they've got up their sleeves? Dock and menus removed in favour of a 'metro' style interface?
Computer versioning schemes often allow a 1.10 to follow a 1.9.
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Makes sense. OS X will get all the core iOS apps/features eventually.
Makes me think iOS will = OS X in the future. We all think this. But I feel it'll be 2 different OS still just a different UI for each device. ie Mac and iDevice.
No... "We _Don't_ All Think This".

Fortunately there are a few of us who have managed to remain free thinking individuals. Avoiding Apple's desire to suck in all people, programming them to avoid thinking and simply embrace the Apple mantra.
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Makes sense. OS X will get all the core iOS apps/features eventually.
Makes me think iOS will = OS X in the future. We all think this. But I feel it'll be 2 different OS still just a different UI for each device. ie Mac and iDevice.
YET MORE iOS CRAP into OS X?

What about a totally revamped Finder, a better/more capable file system, overdue customization options, improved built-in codec support, better GPU drivers, an innovative/revolutionary UI paradigm, ANYTHING TRULY INNOVATIVE OR LONG-AWAITED?

Damned, if you are that short of ideas at least buy XtraFinder or resurrect some System 8 features! At least OS X Jaguar made me smile - on the other hand, Lion and ML are just the epitome of OS boredom.

Memo to Apple: Forstall is OUT! Does Apple need Serlet and Tevanian back just to get out of that stupid iOSification sameness?

If this is all they can do, I am definitely going to consider another platform - Commodore, Apple //, anything...this is just pathetic.

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What about a totally revamped Finder, a better/more capable file system, overdue customization options, improved built-in codec support, an innovative/revolutionary UI paradigm, ANYTHING TRULY INNOVATIVE OR LONG-AWAITED?
You mean like what Windows 8 brought to Windows 7?

You can see how people are loving that. Be careful what you wish for.

(Side note, I like Window 8 a lot.)
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You mean like what Windows 8 brought to Windows 7?

You can see how people are loving that. Be careful what you wish for.

(Side note, I like Window 8 a lot.)
No, I don't mean Windows; I am a longtime Apple user and couldn't care less about that POS.

I just mean boldness, innovation, revolution again; values that Apple is clearly known for. Not the lazy sameness and risk aversion that seems to control every OS development move at Apple these days.
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What's the point of maps on OS X?

I can go to Google Maps and get a better experience.
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What's the point of maps on OS X?

I can go to Google Maps and get a better experience.
Not unless you've found a time machine and know what OS X maps will offer in 2013.
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Double down on mediocrity?

Nah... Eddie Cue will get these services working much better by 10.9. And then bring them "back to the Mac."
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I'd be more interested in TRIM support for non-apple SSD's although there's probably more chance of Apple building a decent desktop.... ;o)
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Hmmm, if it's really well integrated and eases use --I'd have to get my parents a newer Mac, they might really like the Siri feature. As it is, I blew my mom's mind showing her how to use the Command key last week.
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Hmmm, if it's really well integrated and eases use --I'd have to get my parents a newer Mac, they might really like the Siri feature. As it is, I blew my mom's mind showing her how to use the Command key last week.
This I've got to hear....the Command key?
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