Digging into the BridgeOS 2.0 code, reverse engineering expert Jonathan Levin has found a mention of Apple's A10 coprocessor - which was debuted on the iPhone 7 last year.
Developer Steve Troughton-Smith, who had revealed some major details about HomePod in the past, has leveraged the code spotted by Levin and pointed out the presence of always-on "Hey Siri" hotword on the new Imac Pro.
The A10 Fusion chip is likely to be accompanied by 512MB RAM to support the standalone Siri integration.
As the development suggests, Apple would make the experience more intuitive by adding hands-free Siri on the next iMac Pro.
However, the coprocessor itself would enable the system to enhance power efficiency and make the interface speedier by handling low-power tasks.
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