Apple tells Siri's voice artist to 'keep quiet'

ZDNet (blog) - 10 Nov, 2011
Apple is known for its secrecy. None more so than Siri, the voice-activated intelligent assistant, seen to many as a deal-breaker for those who decided to upgrade to the iPhone 4S. ...

Apple's attempt to silence Siri speaks volumes

Computerworld (blog) - 10 Nov, 2011
"The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it." George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion. Apple [AAPL] sometimes goes a little too far in its attempt to keep its secrets. The most recent example? ...

Voice of Apple's Siri speaks

Inquirer - 10 Nov, 2011
THE MAN BEHIND THE VOICE of Apple's Siri voice-activated personal assistant in the UK has spoken about his part in creating the feature, despite being asked not to by the secretive fruit themed firm. You already know the personal assistant ...

Siri's Secret: An Always-On Infrared Sensor

Wired News - 10 Nov, 2011
There may be an actual hardware reason why Siri will never come to older Apple hardware. The iPhone 4S, iFixit discovered, has an IR sensor to let Siri know that you have held it up to your face. And it almost never switches off. ...

Man Behind Siri's UK Voice Revealed

PC Magazine - 10 Nov, 2011
In a move that is probably contrary to the wishes of Apple, the male voice of the iPhone 4S Siri system in Britain has revealed himself. And, in what turns out to be an interesting bit of serendipity, the man just happens to be former ...

Yes, Google, Siri is a serious threat

CNNMoney - 10 Nov, 2011
The question isn't whether Siri is a search engine that can replace Google's search box. It's a different kind of search -- one that could be the future. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE -- It sounded pretty good until Eric Schmidt said it: Siri, ...

Apple Fails to Silence British Voice of Siri

Wall Street Journal (blog) - 10 Nov, 2011
Apple makes a marketing virtue of its secrecy. So the reported content of a conversation that Jon Briggs, the voice behind the iPhone personal assistant Siri's British accent, perhaps should not be surprising. The caller, who identified ...

Apple: No Siri for old iPhone owners. Well, not from us

Register - 10 Nov, 2011
Siri will not be rolled out to the owners of older iPhone models a blogger has claimed. The wonders and joys of the talkie virtual assistant software will only be available to those who shell out £499 for the ...

Apple tried to silence voice of Siri

Telegraph.co.uk - 10 Nov, 2011
Apple tried to persuade the voice of Siri, its new voice control software, to remain silent about his role as personal assistant to millions of iPhone 4S users. By Christopher Williams, Technology Correspondent Jon Briggs, a British voiceover artist, ...

The voice behind Siri breaks his silence

Telegraph.co.uk - 10 Nov, 2011
Jon Briggs only discovered he was the voice of Apple's Siri in the UK when he saw it on television. He speaks openly for the first time. By Matt Warman, Consumer Technology Editor Apple has been keeping a secret from iPhone users: the company may call ...

Apple Reportedly Says Siri Won't Be Coming to Older Devices

TIME - 10 Nov, 2011
Time to nip it in the bud, apparently. For all of you who were hoping to upgrade your not-quite-the-latest-model iPhone to include the wise-cracking Siri, it appears you may not get it any time soon. ...

Apple says no to iPhone 4S's Siri being released on iPhone 4

Daily Convo - 10 Nov, 2011
As we have previously reported, Apple's brand new voice controlled personal assistant Siri is able to work on the previous incarnation of the iPhone, the iPhone 4. It has raised questions as to why Siri has not been released to the iPhone 4 when it is ...

Meet The Man Who Became The Voice Of Siri Without Even Knowing It

Cult of Mac - 10 Nov, 2011
Apple doesn't really like it when its employees speak to the press. Like, at all. So it's interesting to see that a British voice actor who provided the male voice For Siri " arguably the voice of Apple these days ...

Revealed: Siri app voice artist on iPhone 4s: @Jon_Briggs

ComputerworldUK (blog) - 10 Nov, 2011
The British voice artist behind the Siri app on the iPhone 4S has stuck his head above the parapet -- against Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) wishes. In the UK and Ireland, Siri is voiced by a set of Nuance synthesis parameters, ...

Apple Confirms Siri Won't Come to the iPhone 4

3G.co.uk - 10 Nov, 2011
Those with an iPhone 4 have been hoping that sometime in the near future the iPhone 4 would be upgraded to support Siri. Seen as how it runs on the same operating system as the iPhone 4S, an upgrade to Siri doesn't seem out of the question. ...

Siri's British Voice Didn't Know He Was Siri

WebProNews - 10 Nov, 2011
If you're a US user of Siri, Apple's voice assistant feature for the iPhone 4S, you're greeted by a mechanical yet still rather soothing voice of a woman. That changes for users in the UK. Their Siri is a man, with a British (but still rather ...

The UK voice of Siri is revealed

TG Daily - 10 Nov, 2011
He could become as famous as the faceless man who used to greet us with the message "You've got mail." The iconic male voice that became a symbol of America Online came from a person by the name of Elwood Edwards. You probably never knew that, ...

Your iPhone 4S's proximity sensor's working overtime -- thank Siri (video)

Engadget - 10 Nov, 2011
As far as assistants go, Siri can be rather demanding. In fact, she apparently requires that your iPhone 4S's proximity sensor be on whenever the handset's screen is activated. That's the conclusion iFixit ...

Siri Hacked to iPhone 3GS: Siri, Tell Apple to Make This Official

Technabob (blog) - 10 Nov, 2011
While a version of iOS 5 is available for other iOS devices aside from the iPhone 4S, only Apple's latest phone can run Siri, the much-hyped virtual assistant. Officially, that is. A trio of developers have conclusively proved that older hardware can ...

Apple Siri & Google Voice: The Future Of Search?

Search Engine Roundtable - 10 Nov, 2011
The question isn't whether Siri is a search engine that can replace Google's search box. It's a different kind of search -- one that could be the future. I use Siri every now and then, mostly for doing emails and text messages when it isn't convenient ...

Siri Not Going To Old iPhones

ThirdAge - 10 Nov, 2011
The iPhone, and its upcoming newest version, will be sold by Sprint Nextel Corp. beginning in mid-October, reports The W... Read Moreall Street Journal. Siri support won't be added to older iPhones, Apple said. In a report, the company said the ...

Google Ads Will Soon Interact With You

Technorati - 10 Nov, 2011
In a fast growing world of technology, voice is rapidly replacing the typing as shown by the success of Apple's Siri, Google voice search and Microsoft Kinect. Google's latest patent also shows the same thinking, but they have inserted the idea in ...

iPhone 4S Features A Siri Friendly Proximity Sensor (Video)

Geeky gadgets - 10 Nov, 2011
We have already seen the iPhone 4 and other iOS devices running Apple's Siri, which comes exclusively with the iPhone 4S, and yesterday we heard that Apple has no plans to bring Siri to other iOS devices. Now it would appear that the guys over at ...

The voice behind UK English Siri speaks up

Ubergizmo - 10 Nov, 2011
If you've ever wondered about who were the voices behind Apple's Siri voice assistant, they've all remained a mystery at least until today. The voice of the UK English version of Siri, aka Daniel, has come forward to reveal himself as a man named Jon ...

The (British) Voice of Siri Asked to Keep Quiet by Apple

Gizmodo - 10 Nov, 2011
The British voiceover artist who provided the male voice for Siri only discovered he had been included in the iPhone 4S after seeing it demonstrated on TV " and was then asked not to talk about it by Apple's PR people. Jon Briggs is the man in question ...

Apple confirms iPhone 4 will not get Siri compatibility

T3 - 10 Nov, 2011
Apple has announced that it has no intention of rolling out its recently released, voice-commanded personal assistant Siri to older iPhone devices. Landing on the newly launched Apple iPhone 4S Siri looks set to remain exclusive to the latest ...

Former tech-journo revealed as voice behind UK version of Siri

Know Your Mobile (blog) - 10 Nov, 2011
Jon Brigs, former technology journalist, has been revealed as the man behind the voice of Apple's UK version of Siri. 'Jon Briggs,' reports The Telegraph, 'a former technology journalist who “fell into” voice-over work, recorded “Daniel” for Scansoft, ...

Siri UK voice speaks out

Phones Review - 10 Nov, 2011
As you know, in the United Kingdom if you own the new iPhone 4S the voice assistant, Siri has a male voice rather than its female US counterpart, but who is the mysterious character behind the Siri male voice? Well apparently he's no longer mysterious ...

Siri Taking Away Google Traffic ?

3G.co.uk - 10 Nov, 2011
A recent study conducted has brought up an interesting insight regarding Siri. Apple developed Siri to make using your iPhone 4S easier and to sell smartphones, but could it also be taking traffic away from Google. When using Siri you arn't going to ...

British voice of Siri only found out about it when he heard himself on TV

The Verge - 10 Nov, 2011
You probably need no introduction to Siri, the voice-based personal assistant Apple introduced in the iPhone 4S, but how about the human behind that voice? In the UK, Siri is personified by a ...

 

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