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    I'm in the UK and we don't have the woman voice, we have a male who sounds an awful lot like the original voice of Knight Rider! As it links in with my car bluetooth I simply tap a button and I'm Michael Knight! Such a great feature and hopefully a
    Little planned by apple. What do you think he/she sounds like?


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    That's cool...i wish it would give us a choice, not that i mind the female voice.

    Personally, i think the female voice sounds like a female version of Stephen Hawking, lol...

    In case anyone was curious what the other voice sound like, you can change them in the Siri settings under the language part, but it won't functions in the united states properly unless it is set to the united states voice.

    The males voice is kind of garbled in my opinion...weird.
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    I hope they add some voices for us to choose from
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    Thanks for mentioning the different voice for English (United Kingdom). I like the male sounding voice better and it will add to Siri's entertainment value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grape8pe View Post
    Thanks for mentioning the different voice for English (United Kingdom). I like the male sounding voice better and it will add to Siri's entertainment value.
    Unfortunately, unless you live there...it won't really do you much good to change it (for now).
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    i cant wait for jailbreak to get ahold of Siri. I want her to have a southern accent

    And I want to look at her, instead of a mic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    Unfortunately, unless you live there...it won't really do you much good to change it (for now).
    Not entirely true. If you have a British accent, changing to the UK English mode makes Siri's voice recognition much more accurate. Unfortunately it also prevents me using U.S. maps which is absolutely stupid.
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    Oh man if mine was gonna be like KIT I'd use it more often.
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    I like the male voice better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ADGrant View Post
    Not entirely true. If you have a British accent, changing to the UK English mode makes Siri's voice recognition much more accurate. Unfortunately it also prevents me using U.S. maps which is absolutely stupid.
    Like i said...it really won't do you much good, since the features aren't accessible...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    Like i said...it really won't do you much good, since the features aren't accessible...
    More features are accessible to me with the UK English mode than US since in US mode, the software does not understand me. I would love to know why Apple thinks that there are no people in the US with British accents, particularly given the designer of the exterior of iPhone (and most Apple gadgets) is British. The current restriction is completely idiotic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    I like the male voice better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ame View Post
    Oh man if mine was gonna be like KIT I'd use it more often.
    I use it all the time... for everything. Really recommend you use Bluetooth as well. Makes it more real :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADGrant View Post
    More features are accessible to me with the UK English mode than US since in US mode, the software does not understand me. I would love to know why Apple thinks that there are no people in the US with British accents, particularly given the designer of the exterior of iPhone (and most Apple gadgets) is British. The current restriction is completely idiotic.
    The fact that we can't pick which voice to use is absurd...i agree 100% with that, but your situation is not a very common one, and generally speaking, like i was saying before, switching the voice in Siri is not going to benefit most users in their respective countries because it will automatically disable many of the functions of Siri for that area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    The fact that we can't pick which voice to use is absurd...i agree 100% with that, but your situation is not a very common one, and generally speaking, like i was saying before, switching the voice in Siri is not going to benefit most users in their respective countries because it will automatically disable many of the functions of Siri for that area.
    I think my situation more common than you think. There are plenty of people in the US who speak with British accents. New York is full of them.
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    I called Apple care to complain about the UK English issue (and location based reminders).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADGrant View Post
    I called Apple care to complain about the UK English issue (and location based reminders).
    What did they say and why complain?

    Also, whats wrong with location based reminders?
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    i don't mind the female voice
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    I love the female voice. But if she had a British accent I'd like her a lot more! Women with British accents give me huge wood! Think Elizabeth Hurley!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robes1 View Post
    I love the female voice. But if she had a British accent I'd like her a lot more! Women with British accents give me huge wood! Think Elizabeth Hurley!
    Or Scottish, as in Karen Gillan.

    As Siri is still in beta, I think we will see a lot of improvements to it with customer usage, and suggestions/requests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADGrant View Post
    I think my situation more common than you think. There are plenty of people in the US who speak with British accents. New York is full of them.
    I'm not sure the definition you hold with the word "common" but...lol...there are just a hair over 300,000,000 people living in the united states, and of the millions of those people using the iPhone 4S, i would guess the amount of people running into your problem is very limited, and not common (as i understand the definition) at all...

    That said...Im sure there will be refinements with this, especially with the jailbreak crowd, so i don't see it being a huge deal at all, even if Apple never addresses it themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpscott View Post
    What did they say and why complain?

    Also, whats wrong with location based reminders?
    I complained because there is no good reason to prevent those who speak with an English accent from accessing US maps from Siri.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    I'm not sure the definition you hold with the word "common" but...lol...there are just a hair over 300,000,000 people living in the united states, and of the millions of those people using the iPhone 4S, i would guess the amount of people running into your problem is very limited, and not common (as i understand the definition) at all...

    That said...Im sure there will be refinements with this, especially with the jailbreak crowd, so i don't see it being a huge deal at all, even if Apple never addresses it themselves.
    Most people living in the US do not have an iPhone. iPhone ownership is concentrated in major cities on the cost which is also where you will find most UK expats. A large number of people also visit the US from the UK and those with a 4s would probably love the SIri map features to work (if only to find the 24hr Apple store on 5th Ave).

    I am not sure how you would jail break the Siri query engine. It appears to be running on Apple's servers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADGrant View Post
    Most people living in the US do not have an iPhone. iPhone ownership is concentrated in major cities on the cost which is also where you will find most UK expats. A large number of people also visit the US from the UK and those with a 4s would probably love the SIri map features to work (if only to find the 24hr Apple store on 5th Ave).

    I am not sure how you would jail break the Siri query engine. It appears to be running on Apple's servers.
    Are you still arguing the commonness of the issue you have? lol...Seriously bud, you're talking an extremely small concentration of people in this country who share your issue with Siri...but if it helps you sleep at night thinking there are lots of people with the same problem, more power to you, lol.

    The jail breakers have their ways...we've seen this a hundred times in the past where they found work arounds for things considered extremely difficult or impossible based on how Apple ran things on the iPhone, i have no doubt Siri will be included is this as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpscott View Post
    What did they say and why complain?

    Also, whats wrong with location based reminders?
    You can't set them on an iPad.
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