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  • Apple Brings 'Siri'ous Change to iOS 7


    Apple today revealed some forthcoming changes to Siri, Apple's voice-activated intelligent personal assistant.

    In addition to a new look for Siri, she's getting the chance to become a "he" thanks to new gender control options demonstrated at WWDC.

    For starters, the voice command technology can be either female or male in iOS 7. Aside from English, Siri works in French and German now.

    Beyond the revamped look and sound of Siri, there are some improvements to the service's utility as well. For example, Siri can now control more aspects of the iPhone, including voicemail playback and screen brightness. Siri can even comply when asked to read content from the likes of Twitter and wikipedia.

    Online web searches can be facilitated through voice command in iOS 7, with search results returning from Bing. Expanding in-car options, Siri Eyes Free support will now let users display content - including maps - on an external screen inside of their vehicles.

    2014 automobiles from the likes of Honda, Mercedes, Nissan, Chevy, Kia and Hyundai will see expanded Siri integration.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Brings 'Siri'ous Change to iOS 7 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. Paulw2008's Avatar
      Paulw2008 -
      This also looks sick
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      I like the way this looks
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      What are you on about Messany? Siri has had male voices since iOS 5! Same with French and German. These are not new...
    1. Awdad724's Avatar
      Awdad724 -
      Love it.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Bing!!! Are you kidding me. Need jailbreak and then a Cydia tweak to change that to Google.
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      Being able to change Siri voice to like say Peter Griffin or Bart Simpson would be a cool feature.
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      Siri control of settings... NICE!!
    1. thefinalhack's Avatar
      thefinalhack -
      Now just give me a Darth Vader voice option for Siri
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Give me a Morgan freeman voice option lol
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Will it support Klingon? That's all I care about...
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Will it support Klingon? That's all I care about...
      Now your talking buddy, how cool would that be?
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Enough puns!