After speaking to Tim Cook, Babs leaks what appears to be an incorrect launch date for iOS 10

After speaking to Tim Cook, Babs leaks what appears to be an incorrect launch date for iOS 10
Of all the people in the world that you would expect to leak the launch date of iOS 10, you wouldn't have Barbara Streisand on that list. Yet, there was the 74-year old star in front of an NPR microphone on Saturday, telling a radio audience that iOS 10 is launching on September 30th. And while this date is most likely incorrect, just exactly how did Streisand come up with this information?

It turns out that Babs has been upset with the way that Siri says her name going all the way back to the personal assistant's debut on the Apple iPhone 4s. Apparently, Siri makes the middle "S" in Streisand sound like a "Z." So the star did what anyone in the same position would do. She called Apple CEO Tim Cook on the phone.

As busy a man as Tim Cook is, when he hears that Barbara Streisand is on the phone, he is going to take that call. And what was the result of the conversation with Apple's top executive? "He (Cook) delightfully agreed to have Siri change the pronunciation of my name finally with the next update on September 30th," she said.

Before you start circling your calendar, we have to note that there is an issue with this date. The Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus, with iOS 10 pre-installed, are rumored to launch no later than September 23rd. Older iPhone models should start receiving iOS 10 before that date. It is possible that Streisand got the date mixed up, or that Cook was talking about a subsequent update to iOS 10.0.1 that might be scheduled for September 30th. There are a number of possibilities.

If we've learned anything from this story, it is that celebrities have access to the corporate chieftains running America's top companies. And we also learned that Barbara Streisand has too much free time on her hand.

source: NPR via PocketLint


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