1. Farmdreads's Avatar
    I just watched a video on Stuff.com where they were sampling different commands for Siri and I noticed that when the girl with the English accent spoke to Siri, instead of responding with the robotic ladies voice we have all heard, it was a robotic MAN's voice - kinda sounded like Simon Cowell minus the honest insults. I know that you can set the language to three different versions of English (US, England, and Austrailian I think) so I wonder if each version has it's own Siri voice. Man, I sure hope the Austrailian one sounds like Steve Irwin!

    Video of Siri working perfectly for users with a variety of accents - TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
    10-11-2011 11:15 AM
  2. D0minoid's Avatar
    if the voice sounded like Steve Erwin, how often would you try to make it say "Crikey"?
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    10-11-2011 11:20 AM
  3. Farmdreads's Avatar
    As often as possible - with a few sheila's thrown in for good measure!
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    10-11-2011 11:25 AM
  4. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I noticed that as well.. Maybe it changes by location (UK English, US English)? Or maybe you get a choice.. Who knows!
    10-11-2011 11:35 AM
  5. Eileen89's Avatar
    I sure hope we can change the voice, the one in the the demo video is absolutely awful.
    10-11-2011 11:46 AM
  6. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I sure hope we can change the voice, the one in the the demo video is absolutely awful.
    Well to be frank I don't know what you expect... The voice will always be a generated voice, not an actual human voice. Until the technology for that improves drastically, and in a way that can be implemented in a mobile device, the Siri voice is not going to sound like a real person.
    10-11-2011 11:49 AM
  7. Raptor007's Avatar
    Alternative voices for Siri would be great.
    10-11-2011 12:03 PM
  8. durangojim#AC's Avatar
    I want Jeremy Clarkson's voice, like the new Tom Tom has.
    10-11-2011 12:15 PM
  9. rj5570's Avatar
    I would like a Chris Rock voice lol
    10-11-2011 12:24 PM
  10. Harreh's Avatar
    Darth vader!
    10-11-2011 12:29 PM
  11. Label facing right's Avatar
    I just want a GlaDOS voice, is that too much to ask for?
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    10-11-2011 12:36 PM
  12. StaticFX's Avatar
    nice video... I can wait to get this!!!!!!!!
    just for the fact that you can talk a text out and it actually understands you.... so very cool
    10-11-2011 12:50 PM
  13. Farmdreads's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind a Jarvis voice from Iron Man, ya know, something with a bit of sarcasm.
    10-11-2011 02:52 PM
  14. tmadsen's Avatar
    How about Bobcat Goldthwait?? Lol, how long would it take to grate on your nerves? My TomTom has a British female accent, and I named it Thomasina. I would love a British voice for Siri. "Take the exit left and go straight on".
    10-11-2011 02:56 PM
  15. MannyGeee's Avatar
    TomTom offers an add-on Homer Simpson voice. I think this should be A MUST for Siri...
    10-11-2011 02:59 PM
  16. 2xchapter's Avatar
    sophia velgara voice! lol
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    10-11-2011 03:12 PM
  17. DomFeeney's Avatar
    Brian blessed! "Gordon's alive!"
    10-11-2011 03:22 PM
  18. saynt j's Avatar
    Fran Drescher or my mother.
    10-11-2011 03:28 PM
  19. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    I wouldn't be surprised if the early 4S shipments use just one voice option, and possibly a different voice in every country, but I'm willing to bet this is something that Apple improves on in the coming months. Different options for Siri will be great - though I haven't seen any video of the new phone that shows a clear option to change the voice. I know it can be lifted up and spoken into like you're on the phone (which is great so we don't all look like morons having conversations with our iPhones), so perhaps there is an option to change the voice? I'm sure the jailbreak community will find a way if Apple didn't give us the option.
    10-11-2011 03:33 PM
  20. Gushue's Avatar
    I just want a GlaDOS voice, is that too much to ask for?
    I'd like it to have Wheatley's voice!
    10-11-2011 05:19 PM
  21. powerbyte#AC's Avatar
    Stewie from Family Guy!
    10-11-2011 07:36 PM
  22. powerbyte#AC's Avatar
    Or Quagmire for that matter....
    10-11-2011 07:47 PM
  23. Farmdreads's Avatar
    Or Quagmire for that matter....
    "How can I help you, giggity, giggity?"
    10-11-2011 07:54 PM
  24. powerbyte#AC's Avatar
    "How can I help you, giggity, giggity?"
    The only thing it would give you would be directions to the nearest go go bar.

    Giggity...here are your erect...ahem...directions! Giggity...
    10-11-2011 07:57 PM
  25. tino72's Avatar
    The voices sound as bad as the computer voices almost from the movie war games. Lol " greetings professor falcan would you like to play a game"
    10-12-2011 06:02 AM
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