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Siri hints at new features for iOS 10 and macOS

by Jacob Kleinman | June 13, 2016June 13, 2016 7:30 am PDT

WWDC is just a few hours away and, over the weekend, Apple offered up a few more clues for what it might unveil through Siri. The digital assistant now hints at a few new features for iOS 10 and OS X (possibly renamed macOS after today) if you ask it the right questions.

MacRumors reports that asking Siri to “Open settings in the window” prompts an interesting response. Apple’s AI software will reply, “It doesn’t look like you have an app named ‘Finder.'” That suggests Siri really is heading to your Mac computer, where Finder is an easy way for managing and tracking down files.

Siri also appears to be hinting at a new “dark mode” feature for iOS 10. Ask the AI assistant to turn dark mode on and it responds, “Sorry, but I’m not able to change that setting.” That suggests the option could be incoming since Siri would otherwise likely respond with the usual “I don’t understand” reply.

Apple’s also expected to open up Siri to third-party apps with an SDK, which should help it compete with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant. We could see updates to tvOS and watchOS announced as well, and we may even get a new MacBook Pro design.

We’ll be covering the entire event live from California starting at 10 a.m. Pacific. So stay tuned for all the news and keep your eyes glued to our live blog.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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