Siri hints that it could score a brand new voice at Apple WWDC '18

Siri hints that it could score a brand new voice at Apple WWDC '18
A new rumor claims that Apple's Siri is about to score a new voice at the upcoming WWDC developer summit in less than two weeks' time. The origin of this rumor is... none other than Siri herself.

When asked about the anticipated WWDC, Siri drops the rather nonchalant "La la la, Siri is getting a brand new voice!". The most logical thing to assume here is that Apple could be closely following Google's footsteps and further broaden the amount of available voices for its smart assistant. Currently, Siri boasts a modest selection of voices and accents - you can have the assistant speak in American, Australian, or British accent, all available in both male and female genders. As a reminder, El Goog unveiled six new voices for its Google Assistant, including one lent from popular singer and songwriter John Legend.

Another hint that Siri could potentially drop when asked about WWDC '18 is that it could be also getting a “shiny new home! Well, not really shiny, more meshy and matte…," which is a giveaway about a possible cheaper HomePod smart speaker. Lo and behold, that's exactly the kind of hardware we expect Cupertinians to showcase as rumors about a more affordable, Beats-branded gadget of the type have been hitting the blogosphere for a while now.

Hopefully, a new voice and another smart home speaker would be merely two of the improvements that Apple will introduce. Even devoted fans of Apple will find it hard to reject the notion that Siri has been greatly lagging behind competitors Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for years now. While it was among the very first smart assistant to grace a smartphone back in 2011, Apple let others get way ahead in terms of features and capabilities, leaving Siri in the gutter. Hopefully, it will receive the necessary "smarts" upgrade sooner than later.

Needless to say, we are quite excited about WWDC '18

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12 Comments

1. NinoH

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

#Make Siri great again

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They need to give Siri a brand new brain

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Take Siri out to pasture, and shoot it.

9. lyndon420

Posts: 6836; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

They've got their work cut out for them. Google's Duplex is the new benchmark...

12. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

siri was never great in the first place to become great again

2. ahmadkun

Posts: 616; Member since: May 02, 2016

i feel pity for Siri..

3. DolmioMan

Posts: 335; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

You idiots. This is referencing WWDC 2017!!!!! If you ask Siri without specifying the date then she’ll automatically list off the information from the last event. Shell also say something like “I’m getting a new home”. God damn this is poor reporting.

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Haha I know right, you can see Siri's new voice introduction here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGsbnKkSUFQ

5. ad33lmalyk

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 29, 2017

Bixby + Google Assistant = Siri Wrecked

6. Sandy34

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 21, 2017

Oh my god, this is the worst article you’ve posted on this site. She’s talking about last year’s WWDC.

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4267; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

So same update as last year? Siri new voice and getting smarter? Worked so good last year let's do it again!! Lmao

11. Stappy3

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Lets uh.... switch Google Assistant with Siri... Apple will love that idea!.... *sigh I wish.

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