Apple has confirmed that its new 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models feature support for hands-free "Hey Siri." From its website, emphasis ours: This means 2018 MacBook Pro users can say "Hey Siri," instead of clicking on the Siri icon in the macOS menu bar or tapping on the Siri button on the Touch Bar, to activate Apple's virtual assistant on the desktop. The functionality is enabled by the Apple T2 chip, first introduced in the iMac Pro and now included in the new MacBook Pros. The T2 chip integrates several previously separate components, including the system management controller, image signal processor, audio controller, and SSD controller, for expanded capabilities on the new MacBook Pro. For instance, the T2 chip's image signal processor works with the FaceTime HD camera to enable enhanced tone mapping, improved exposure control, and face detection-based auto exposure and auto white balance. On the MacBook Pro, the chip also authenticates and secures Touch ID and Apple Pay. The T2 chip also features a Secure Enclave coprocessor for secure boot and encrypted storage capabilities. It's unclear if the iMac Pro will eventually support "Hey Siri" too. Article Link: 2018 MacBook Pro Models With Touch Bar Support 'Hey Siri'