German Apple news outlet iPhone Ticker reports that users in Germany are noticing Siri, sounds more like a human. Apple promised a more human-sounding Siri with iOS 11, with a very slow rollout across the world. As per a translation of the report, the site says:
Just three years after Apple’s software chief Craig Federighi during the presentation of IOS 11 announced that the company’s own voice assistant Siri will sound much human future, Apple now seems to delight and German users with new Siri voices.
Federighi demonstrated the more natural voice at the time with an example sentence – here in the video from minute 55:57 – during which Siri emphasized the word “Sunny” in three different ways.
Melodic capacities that have been arriving on iPhone, iPad and HomePod in this country for a few minutes, as several ifun.de readers report.
It reports that users started noticing the change on Wednesday morning, with users saying:
Good Morning all. Is it just me, or has Siri on the HomePod with the male voice changed sound since today? It sounds extremely melodic, I think.
I noticed this morning that the male Siri voice on my HomePod has been improved. The voice sounds much more fluid and natural, but also overly friendly with a slightly higher pitch. The voice is unchanged on my iOS devices.
To help put it into perspective the site made a video highlighting the differences.