IMac Pro to possibly include always-on 'Hey Siri'

iMac Pro to feature A10 Fusion coprocessor, possibly for always-on 'Hey Siri'

Would you like to see always-on support for Siri on the iMac Pro?

Guilherme Rambo posted a video capture seemingly confirming the presence of "Hey Siri" within macOS (via 9to5Mac). Developer Jonathan Levin has combed through BridgeOS 2.0 code that should come with the upcoming iMac Pro, and it looks like Apple will be using a downgraded version of the iPhone 7's A10 Fusion SoC as a coprocessor on the iMac Pro. While its full functionality isn't clear yet, developer Steve Troughton-Smith notes that the A10 appears to handle macOS' boot and security processes, such as passing firmware to the main Xeon processor and managing media copy protection.

Apple's been working hard on its future iMac Pro, which is expected to have an even greater impact than the Touch Bar featured on the company's most recent model.

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This would make the new iMac Pro the first macOS system capable of always-on "Hey, Siri", even when the system is shut down, apparently.

The 27-inch 5K machine will be available from next month, with Apple yet to reveal pricing.

While we don't yet have an exact release date for the iMac Pro, Apple has said it will be out by the end of the year. How much are you willing to pay for the most advanced Mac ever?

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