A newly published patent application from Apple describes a Siri “smart dock” device for the home,
reports Apple Insider.
The still-hypothetical device comes across as a rather conventional iOS device dock with a major exception — it would allow access to Siri while docked.
The patent describes that the system would listen for voice prompts that it can identify as users commands — play, pause, next track, etc. — and also funnel this into Siri for more complex tasks, like measurement conversion or getting stock quotes.
Siri is not integrated in the device, but would instead require a user to dock his or her Siri-enabled device first.