The next version of the Apple Mac operating system, Mac OS X 10.9 is reportedly in testing and it’s claimed that it will incorporate Apple’s voice controlled personal assistant, Siri.
What’s more, latest reports have suggested that the operating system will also see Apple release a software developer kit for its Maps app for use in third-party Mac software applications.
9to5Mac says that according to its “reliable sources” early builds of OS X 10.9 integrate Apple’s Siri voice command software. If it makes it through to the final version, then it may complement or replace Dictation, which is contained in Mountain Lion, Apple’s current Mac OS.
The site also claims that Apple plans to integrate its controversial Maps service into OS X “as a framework for developers”. This means developers will be able to embed a map into their software for the Mac App Store using the MapKit. It’s not yet clear if Mac OS X 10.9 will go as far as including a full Apple Maps for Mac feature.
More will become clear in the early part of 2013 as OS X 10.9 approaches its possible summer release date. Including those kinds of features would mean a further integration of Apple’s computer operating systems with those for its mobile devices, following the likes of Notifications, AirPlay and iCloud document syncing.