After almost half a year after the debut of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on the Internet started growing evidence that Apple is actively working on the next version of the operating system for the Mac. As noted by 9to5Mac, citing unnamed sources within the company, OS X 10.9 will receive integrated voice assistant Siri, and tighter integration with the cards Apple.
Apple considers the most promising variant of OS X - convergence of desktop and mobile operating systems. The company intend to make the experience of working with any of the devices was the same. Under this concept, iPhone and iPad manufacturer decided to move the functionality of voice assistant Siri, which is now available on smart phones, iPods and tablets Apple, on computers running OS X 10.9.
According to the source, Siri will replace regular speech recognition engine in Mac and will somehow interact with search Spotlight. Probably assistant print speech recognition on the Mac platform to a whole new level, users will be ample opportunity to set the text, voice control software and more. Ability to work a personal assistant Apple on desktop machines is described in one of the company's patent applications.
Mapping service in a test version before OS X 10.9 specific framework MapKit, which enables developers to integrate maps into your own applications. It is assumed that in the future Apple may not be limited to just that and add to the new OS separate program Maps. However, this conjecture has yet to be confirmed.
Over the last few years Apple has moved to an annual renewal cycle desktop platform OS X. The latest version - OS X 10.8 - was published in the shop Mac App Store in July of this year. Previous - OS X 10.7 Lion - launched in July 2011. Earlier update cycle was twice as long as: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard was released in August 2009, and OS X 10.5 Leopard - in October 2007. Thus, a new version, under the alleged codename Lynx, expected in the summer of 2013.
Earlier in the Internet have been recorded dozens of computers that are running an early developer version of OS X 10.9.