iOS 7 Beta 2 Adds New Anticipated HD Siri Voices
iOS 7 Beta 2 was seeded to developers
Monday afternoon so the next phase of testing could commence. Many are wondering what is new in the beta update; notably, Siri has received the anticipated high definition voices in the update.
Apple briefly touched the new HD voices at the WWDC 2013 keynote, showing a preview of what the voices would sound like. Demonstrated was a new female and new male voice, both of which donít sound like the Siri we know from iOS 5 and iOS 6, but rather a more fluent voice that sounds less computerized.
The new Siri voice can be set from the Settings application. The user can navigate to Settings>General>Siri and then choose to set the "Voice Gender" as male or female. Users still have the option to pick between several different languages, which are also more fluent-sounding.
The new voices give Siri a whole new persona. Along with the voices, Siri is now smarter and iOS 7 also gives Siri an all-new appearance, which has been around since iOS 7 Beta 1. Siri should now be much better of a conversationalist in iOS 7 when finally released to the public; iOS 7 beta is currently only available for developers.