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MacOS Sierra: Siri is Just the Beginning
By: The Verge
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Later this fall, Apple will release its latest desktop operating system to the world, but it won't be called OS X. Instead, it's now "macOS" and this one is codenamed "Sierra." Introducing it on stage at WWDC, Apple exec Craig Federighi said the name was "obvious," probably because it has some consonance with the headline feature: Siri.

Yes, having Siri on your Mac is nice and perhaps even a Big Deal — but to me, it's much less important than some other features that Apple is introducing with macOS Sierra (technically, version 10.12). For several years now, Apple has made the Mac feel nicer for iPhone users with Continuity features that made the devices work better together. With Sierra, it's turned a corner: using a Mac is going to be substantially better for iPhone users than Android users.

And the reason, against everything we've come to believe about Apple’s strengths and weaknesses, is cloud services. With Sierra, iCloud has gone from something that you forget you have (and if you remember, you're usually shaking your fist at it) to a thing that you'll probably want to (perhaps begrudgingly) start paying for.

Siri ends up just being icing on the cake.


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