When Apple unveiled the iPhone 5, there was additional talk of addressing a handful of other matters by the company's Senior VP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, including redesigning and simplifying iTunes across all devices, and "building-in iCloud," However, what went seemingly unnoticed was a revised patent application which suggests that Voice Recognition may be coming to a future edition of iMac. And more specifically, Apple is supposedly planning on using Siri to work solely with iTunes.
As you can see in the other thumbnail image, the patent mentions that "the electronic device may process voice commands locally or voice commands processing may be performed remotely. For example, the electronic device may transmit one or more recorded voice commands and associated contextual information to computing equipment such as a desktop computer."
In regards to Siri potentially working with iTunes, Apple's summary point #12 implies:
"A media playback application on a computer such as the iTunes program of Apple Inc. may take an appropriate action in response to an uploaded voice command and associated contextual data. As an example, the media playback application may present a user with recommended songs for purchase. The songs that are recommended may be songs that are similar to the song that was playing on the electronic device when the user captured the audio clip voice command 'find more like this.'"
If the rumors turn out to be true, will adding Siri to any future iMac be a positive or negative feature for Apple?
[via Patently Apple]