"Funny Girl" Barbara Streisand confirms Siri update

Last month, we told you that Barbara Streisand had revealed in an interview that she had spoken to Apple CEO Tim Cook about the way Siri would say her name. The voice-activated virtual personal assistant pronounced the star's last name as Streizand, which apparently was driving her crazy. During an interview on NPR, Streisand mentioned that she had spoken with Cook and the executive promised her that a software update dated September 30 would make the change.

Well, it appears that the update has already been made. A tweet sent out by Streisand a couple of hours ago reads, "@Tim_Cook @Apple - Hearing Siri say my name correctly is music to my ears! Many thx, Barbra."

With Apple set to hold its annual September event tomorrow, it looks like things are going on behind the scenes as iOS 10 gets ready to be rolled out shortly. By the way, unless you're a big internationally known superstar, you probably aren't going to get access to Tim Cook. So if Siri pronounces your name wrong, you either will have to live with it, or change your name officially to match Siri's pronunciation.


source: @BarbraStreisand

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8 Comments

1. Unordinary unregistered

Lol. Anyway.. Siri is the most natural sounding assistant:) Especially british and Australian male/female voice pack

6. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's a joke, right?

8. Unordinary unregistered

Your lifes a joke

2. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Apple FTW as usual, listening to their customers!

12. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Are you sure we're thinking about the same company. The same company tha-"Bi**h!! I made it so you hold it this"... Now, where was I? I can't remember. Oh well.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"So if Siri pronounces your name wrong..." Lol, I won't change my name, but I'll respond: you're calling me wrong!

7. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well, thank goodness she got that resolved. As relevant as she is these days, there must have been hundreds of millions of phones around the world mispronouncing her name.

9. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

A true diva.

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