Shortly after being released, we found out that the iMac Pro it was the first Apple computer to adopt a proprietary chip to improve its security. Before it was released, however, rumors realized that such a machine would be the first to offer the “What’s up, Siri” feature among Macs (that is, interact with Apple’s virtual assistant without the need to click buttons).
Such a feature, however, has not been implemented; months later, the MacBook Pro (model 2018) was released with support for this feature. And, as it has the same T2 chip, the question remained: why does the notebook offer this service and the desktop, no? Well, Apple solved that problem now with the release of macOS Mojave 10.14 and tried to take “What’s up, Siri” to the iMac Pro.
THE 9to5Mac tested the feature, see below:
The good part of this integration with the Mac is that, unlike iPhones and iPads, when we interact with the assistant on the Mac it does not occupy the entire computer screen – which is great for you to do two or more tasks at the same time. You can very well ask Siri to do anything (like play a song or open a certain folder on the Mac for you to use a file) while you keep working or something.
The “Hey there, Siri” feature is now present on iPhones (6s or higher), iPads (fifth generation or Pro), Apple Watches (all models), HomePods and Macs (iMacs Pro and MacBooks Pro 2018 with Touch Bar ). It is worth noting that, on the watch, you now don’t even have to say “What’s up, Siri” to interact with the assistant – just raise your arm to activate the screen and start talking to her.
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