Apple’s patents are often used to get a hint on what the company plans on doing next. While that’s not always true, there is always a chance that the ideas in the patents may come up in future Apple products. It has been discovered in a new Apple patent that the company may be thinking of introducing Siri to your Mac. Via an iPhone. That’s right, we probably should forget getting Siri directly on a Mac. Rather, you may get to have it with the help of an iPhone.
The patent that Apple filed has been titled ‘Voice Control System.’ According to this ‘system’, your iPhone will connect to your Mac, and through this iPhone, you will be able to control the Mac. It’s like you don’t get to have Siri directly on the Mac but you will still be able to get your Mac to do stuff for you via voice commands.
In fact, this system is not just confined to your Mac notebook or laptop. It goes well beyond that and depicts a scenario where the iPhone could connect to third-party devices. So, there may come a day when you may speak to your camera via your iPhone with the help of Siri and make it click when you tell it to do so.
This does go on to show that Apple probably has plans of keeping Siri strictly to its mobile platform, possibly for the iPad too, but not directly for the Mac. But the users will still get to enjoy Siri’s functionality on the Mac is they own an iPhone with Siri enabled. Some analysts have also speculated that Apple may introduce this indirect Siri functionality in its upcoming MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models to be released sometime during 2012.