German users report that Siri suddenly looks a lot more natural, especially on HomePod, following an update long promised to iOS.
Craig Federighi in 2017, presenting improved Siri voices in all languages, including German
The Apple Siri has a distinctive and instantly recognizable voice, but people from different countries know this technology through very different voices. Some default to a Siri male voice, some to a female, and all have different languages and accents. Now, German-speaking users are reporting that the Siri voice they hear every day has been significantly improved to sound more human and natural than before.
According to the German site iphone-ticker.de, Siri finally received an update that had been promised in 2017.
“Almost three years after Apple’s software boss Craig Federighi announced at the launch of iOS 11 that internal voice assistant Siri would look much more human in the future,” said the site, “Apple Now seems to delight German users with the new Siri voice. “
Federighi announced the update for all of Siri’s voices, starting with the United States, when he presented at WWDC 2017. “We are doing a great upgrade to your main interface in processing Siri, and that’s Siri’s voice, “he said. “We have used deep learning now to create a truly natural and expressive voice for Siri.”
iphone-ticker.de ers say that the new Siri voice is more melodic, more natural, and that this is particularly visible on HomePods. However, there have been some problems. Some say that since the update, “Siri still sounds like helium.” Apple has not yet commented.
However, there are cases where Siri’s voice will return from normal, now human-sounding, to a more robotic voice, and that may be what is happening to these users. This happens when your iPhone or iPad runs out of space and the device discharges the richer Siri voice.