OS X 10.9 to Include Siri and Maps Integration

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.
    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.

    Article Link: OS X 10.9 to Include Siri and Maps Integration
  2. the8thark macrumors 68040


    Apr 18, 2011
    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.
  3. GeekLawyer macrumors demi-god


    Jun 2, 2007
    The post is coming from inside the house!
    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."
  4. xionxiox macrumors regular


    Jul 20, 2010
    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.
  5. tann macrumors 68000

    Apr 15, 2010
    Nottingham, England
  6. shaunp macrumors 65816

    Nov 5, 2010
    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)
  7. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2012
    B'more or Less
    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.
  8. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    I heard they had build of these services on them but hadn't yet decided if they are going to include them or not.
  9. Jsameds macrumors 68030

    Apr 22, 2008
    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? ;)
  10. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
  11. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
  12. gpat macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2011
    Yes, but only for 2013 Macs. Because of heavy, critical and uncircumventable hardware limitations.
  13. GaryMumford macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2008
    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. :eek:
  14. the8thark macrumors 68040


    Apr 18, 2011
    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.
  15. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
    Was dictation limited? At most this may be limited to Macs with 2 mics, but I kinda doubt it. Data speeds are what's important for Siri, and Macs use Wi-fi and have been on Wireless N for a long time.
  16. bigcat318 macrumors 6502

    Dec 25, 2007
    As long as they maintain their current price point.
  17. DarkWinter macrumors member

    Feb 29, 2012
    I'd much rather they focused on getting Siri out of it's Beta state and maybe added some of the US-only functionality to the rest of the world before expanding across the platforms.
  18. Ed91 macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2007
    I'm all for a standalone Maps.app on OS X, and if Apple can expand the use of it's maps platform to OS X and steal users from Google while they're at it, it's win-win.
  19. VladMraz macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    Lisbon, Portugal / Prague, Czech Republic
    I want my iTunes!

    Apple! Don't bother with OSX 10.9 and give me iTunes11!!
  20. BenTrovato macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2012
    lol I think he was joking. Like how the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 got the short end of the stick with Siri for no valid technological reason.
  21. Spink10 macrumors 601


    Nov 3, 2011
    interesting - hopefully by then Siri will be more functional.
  22. UmbraDiaboli macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2012
    Am I the only one finding this worrisome: "Apple has stated that is moving toward a more rapid development cycle on OS X"?

    Less features - same price - shorter hardware lifespans

    Things aren't the same without Jobs, Cook is just milking the cow and killing the share price.
  23. iGrip, Nov 19, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 19, 2012

    iGrip macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2010

    This will be a welcome improvement, and a major selling point for Macs. It will further integrate the platforms, making the Apple way of doing things ever more ubiquitous.

    Bravo Apple. Will you be able to talk to your iMac now and have it switch the output to your big-screen TV?
  24. steveOooo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2008
    So a $20 yearly sub to keep buying buggy new OSXs? I think they'll start dishing out this for free
  25. ccmovies macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2010
    Makes sense. I can see Tim Cook or someone on stage in 2014 saying something like "We all love iOS on our iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. And we all love OS X on our Macs. So what if we were to combine them?" On screen, the i from iOS and the X from OS X combine into "XI".

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