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iMac Pro: A10 Fusion coprocessor, information on the “Say Siri” function


Posted: December 8 2017
Updated: December 8, 2017

by benjamin

When WWDC 2017 from last June, Apple presented theiMac Pro, a powerful machine equipped with, among other things, a screen Retina 5K, and whose price should start at 4999 dollars in the United States. The latest news is that the future Mac will ship the A10 Fusion as a coprocessor to enable the “ Say Siri

The A10 Fusion is a component found on Apple smartphones. It effectively serves as a processor for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. On the manufacturer’s next computer, the chip should take care of the boot as well as the security process. It would also remain permanently active even if the device is put on standby. In addition, the A10 Fusion would allow the user to benefit from the “Say Siri” function on the iMac Pro.

On Apple’s range of computers, Siri is now activated manually. On the iMac Pro, the user will only have to say the usual phrase to activate the voice assistant. According to some rumors, it is even possible to start the device by saying: ” Say Siri, turn on my Mac

We owe these discoveries to developers Jonathan Levin and Steve Troughton-Smith. The two computer scientists carried out an Apple brand BridgeOS firmware. Note that the iMac Pro will become the first Mac to have a coprocessor.