According to a new patent making the rounds today, Siri may be about to take the Mac world by storm in the coming months. It seems that Apple’s been working on a bunch of ways to control your Mac, or other secondary devices, directly from your iPhone through Siri.
Mac, you’re now Siri’s bitch. You had better get used to it.
The idea of sending commands to your peripherals and computers directly from your iPhone 4S is an intriguing one that may explain the lack of Siri functionality in the new iPad. Coupling devices together so that they can communicate via a remote server may be easier said than done, but at this point, being able to tell my Apple TV to start playing a movie from my couch through my iPhone 4S is something that has me more than a little interested. This type of model would eliminate the need for including chipsets to decipher speech, and instead the secondary devices would only have to execute the remote commands that a Siri server would send to the device. That makes a lot more sense than including Siri speech recognition capabilities in every single product Apple makes. The iPhone becomes a command central for initiating Siri queries, and the rest of your devices would just do what they’re told.
I like it.