Apple is reportedly gearing up to bring Siri, its virtual assistant, to OS X later this year. The voice-powered assistant has been rumored to be bound for Apple's desktops and laptops for the last few years, but now the company is said to be ready. Siri will reportedly be accessable from the OS X Menu Bar, much like Spotlight search and Notification Center.
Instead of integrating Siri as a swipe menu akin to the Mac's Notification Center or as a full screen view like on the iPhone and even the iPad Pro, Siri for the Mac will live in the Mac's Menu Bar. Similar to the Spotlight magnifying glass icon for search and notifications icon for Notification Center, a Siri icon in the top right corner of the menu bar will activate the voice control feature.
If your Mac is plugged into power, you'll apparently be able to use the "Hey, Siri" voice command. There is also reportedly an option to use a keyboard shortcut to activate the assistant.
As it stands, the Mac desktops and laptops are Apple's only major product lines without Siri support. Siri was first introduced on the iPhone in 2011, and has since jumped to the iPad, the Apple Watch, and the most recent generation of the Apple TV.
Siri for Mac will reportedly be unveiled at WWDC this fall as one of the tentpole features of OS X 10.12. Apple will also reportedly reveal iOS 10 at the developer conference as well. If Apple sticks to tradition, we'll get our first looks at both operating systems at some point in June 2016.