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Siri, Maps reportedly coming to next Mac operating system

November 19, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Apple could add Siri and Maps to the next version of its computer operating system.
Apple could add Siri and Maps to the next version of its computer operating… (Kimihiro Hoshino / AFP/Getty…)

Apple's next Mac operating system will look even more like its iPhones and iPads by integrating Siri and Apple Maps, according to a report.

Nine to 5 Mac's Mark Gurman reports that his sources say an early test version of the Mac OS X 10.9 operating system includes Siri, Apple's voice assistant feature. Sources tell Gurman that the feature runs similarly to how it does on the iPad.

If Siri is integrated into the next Mac operating system, however, there is a chance Apple may not support the feature in its older generation of computers, the report speculates.

Additionally, Apple's Maps feature, which got off to a rough start because of inaccurate information and other troubles, may also be integrated as a full-blown feature with its own app.

Or it could be implemented just as a framework for developers. That means developers could use the feature to integrate maps onto apps built for Mac computers.

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