April 2, 2012
Apple’s “killer” iPhone 4S feature, Siri, could be heading to the desktop, according to Ubergizmo. Please don't Apple, at least not right now.
Don't go down this roadFirst launched in October exclusively on the iPhone 4S, Siri offers mobile customers a limited number of ways to interact with the smartphone using voice. Now, a new Apple patent has surfaced that suggests Siri may arrive, or at least interact, with future MacBook Pros and iMacs. According to the patent, the new technology would let mobile devices communicate with desktops and then to external servers and back again.
With this development, controlling a desktop device via your phone might be a stepping stone to bigger things in the future which might allow us to see Siri’s true potential.Even with its current limitations, which there are many, Siri has been a favorite of mine since it arrived. However, I’ve always believed the voice recognition technology was best kept on the iPhone. In fact, I recently suggested Apple would be wise to perfect the service on the company’s handset before moving it elsewhere including the iPad. Today’s news doesn’t change my opinion.