Apple rolls out new and improved Siri voice in Germany
What you need to know
- Apple is rolling out an improved Siri voice in Germany.
- Several users have reported noticing that Siri now sounds much more fluid and natural.
- Apple first debuted its improved Siri with iOS 11.
Users in Germany are reporting that Siri's German-speaking voice appears to have been updated to sound more natural and fluid.
As reported by German outlet iPhone ticker (translated):
A couple of users reported the change in the early hours of Wednesday, one stating:
Apparently, the new pitch isn't to everyone's taste, with one user complaining of voice problems saying "Siri always sounds like helium."
iPhone Ticker also noted the changes, and a YouTube video posted today also seems to record the improved vocals, check it out!
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The worst text-to-speech voice I've heard is Google's Spanish (castellano) one. Sounds like she's had one too many cervezas