iOS 7.1 makes British Siri more human, and female!

iOS 7.1 brought many things for many people, but for us British folks Siri got a noticeable update. Until now, we've been given only one choice for how Siri sounds over here; the robotic sounding male. With iOS 7.1 a few regions, the UK included, got improvements to the quality of the voice feedback. Oh, and we also got a female voice for the first time ever!

It seems like a small thing, but the changes have made interacting with Siri should you be using UK English as your language more enjoyable. And I don't know, but I've always thought of Siri as a more female entity anyway, so it's good we get that choice now as well!

Check out the hot new British Siri in the video up top. The difference in male voice quality is subtle at first, but as you start to use it more and more it becomes more and more obvious. It's also softer and a little quieter than before – apologies for the low audio in the video on that! – and doesn't shout its answers at you quite as much anymore. So, what do you think to Siri's hot new British voices?

Richard Devine

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