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OS X 10.9: Siri and Maps may be ported away from mobile
Siri remains in beta, nearly two years after it was first announced. Apple's voice assistant could emerge as the front-runner in the race among intelligent assistants, particularly as the voice command services heat up across the mobile industry.
We could expect an increase in data sources, international support and a deeper integration across iOS-based devices — all with better overall accuracy.
It's also hoped that third-party apps may also see developer support. Apple could offer a number of APIs that developers can hook their apps into, in order to enhance app experiences but also help generate additional revenue for events, restaurants, travel and so on.
Maps has also suffered, partly as a result of it being rushed to completion by Apple bosses ahead of iOS 6's release. It was an unfinished product and Apple chief executive Tim Cook publicly apologized for the mess. But over time, the mapping data has improved but is still a long way off until it can call itself a rival to Google Maps — arguably the best and most used mapping service.
Analysts have also predicted that Apple may branch out into other key ecosystem areas, such as mobile payments and other subscription services.