Siri UK new Voice ?? Female voice added to the menu

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  1. navodwickra, Jan 16, 2014
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    navodwickra macrumors 6502

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    I may be wrong here but since this morning SIRI seems to have a new voice. Might be only available for betas (7.1 that is) but it is definitely different. Anyone else noticed it? :eek:
     
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    7.0.4 currently no new voices in my menu for british english :eek:
     
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    Yep, confirmed - female voice option available for UK in 7.1b3.
     
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    I don't get this option, I am using English (United Kingdom) and on 7.1b3

    :(
     
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    I've had the option for a few days, only on my 5s though, my iPad Air still has the old voice. Both running 7.1 b3 updated from 7.0.4 via iTunes.
     
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    New UK male and female voice

    On my 5S and iPad Air running 7.1b3 I'm getting new, better sounding male voice as well as the new female voice. I'm in the UK.

    Sounds awesome :D
     
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    Both my (US) iPad Air and iPhone 5S have had a gender selection for the Siri voice for a while. The female voice sounds American. Does the British female voice have a British accent? :rolleyes:
     
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    Not there for me, which is annoying as the male voice does my head in, especially using Apple Maps when driving.
     
  12. navodwickra thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Americans get almost all the options first :p
    In the UK, no we didn't have that option before still no itunes radio (Just in case if you don't know)

    And yes the accent sounds very British to me ;)

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    Trust me the new mail voice is much much better. I didn't notice it until this morning I asked Siri to call my wife and it replied me in a very different and a natural voice.
     
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    I want that ! I have the speech synthesizer on my iMac set to one of the British chicks.... so hot! The South African girl isn't bad either! :D
     
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    I take it you're talking about the male voice in beta 3 yes? It still sounds the same to me. I use Apple maps on a daily basis and haven't noticed a single change in tone. I just thank the lord when my next turn instruction is more than 5 miles away. Means I can drive and listen to an entire song without being interrupted by his voice.

    I changed my Siri settings to US Female and much preferred it (probably because 10 years of Tom Tom use have made me accustomed to that sort of voice) but sadly living in the south west, she has real trouble with some of the place names.
     
  15. navodwickra thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I always thought British accent sounds more evil :p

    Anywhore give it a try if you are on beta 3 :D

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    I'm not sure why you didn't (and some others) get that option :confused: I will try it on my iPad when I get home which also runs beta 3.
     
  16. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    No new voices for me on iOS 7.1 b3 on iPad Air. Choosing language as UK English just has the same guy as always.
     
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    Good find!

    My iPad 4th gen running 7.1 b3 has the option for a female voice in UK English and it sounds great. Far more fluid and not as robotic as previous Siri voices.
     
  18. navodwickra thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Might be a random thing then, some of us got it today (who are on beta 3).

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    I almost stopped walking as soon as SIRI replied me this morning :p
     
  19. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Are you guys who have seen it all running b3 on iPhones?
     
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    Maybe they're doing A B testing??
     
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    I'm not on the beta, but I just found out that my US iPhone 5S has Australian English, Canadian English, British English, and American English, although only the American English gives me an option for choosing gender. The others do not, but some voices are male and some are female. The British English voice is some hackney bloke who sounds like he just had a pint. The Australian voice is a chick, but not has hot sounding as a true Brit. The Canadian English voice is a chick too, but she sounds American (no surprise).
     
  22. navodwickra thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The new UK male voice is much better. Its really strange because my ipad mini running beta 3 doesnt have this option but my iphone has.
     
  23. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    I have B3 on the iPhone 5S and I do not get a gender option when I choose English (United Kingdom)
     
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    I'm hoping, even if not all beta testers are getting it (including me), this is a sign the new and better male and female voices for UK (and probably a few other countries/languages) will debut with the 7.1 release.

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    Oh, is it possible the voices have to download over wifi? I may be wrong but I think when you do a clean install of iOS, the HD voice pack has to be downloaded in the background, and possibly only whilst on wifi.

    So it's quite feasible the updates pack needs wifi too?

    I have been away for a couple of days but I'm back tonight and will be able to connect to wifi overnight and see if I have it in the morning.

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    Reference: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5025
     
  25. navodwickra thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My iPhone , iPad Mini Retina & my wife's iphone all run beta 3 but only my iPhone got the new updated voice and all the devices are on wifi :confused:
     

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