Siri's Voice No Longer Female By Default

Siri will no longer be female by default. Apple announced on Wednesday that users will be able to pick from a range of voices. You can currently pick between a male and a female voice in a few different accents (American, British, Indian and Irish). In the US, Siri's voice is by default female. These changes will go into affect in Apple's iOS 14.5 beta and you will see a difference when setting up a new Apple device.

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Apple released the following statement:

"We're excited to introduce two new Siri voices for English speakers and the option for Siri users to select the voice they want when they set up their device. This is a continuation of Apple's long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion, and products and services that are designed to better reflect the diversity of the world we live in."

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