New Siri Voices For iOS 7, iOS In The Car

With iOS 7 comes a brand new Siri.  Siri now has a brand new voice, and you even have the option of choosing a male version of Siri.  There are high quality voices in French and German as well, and Apple has said that support for even more languages is on the way.

Siri is even smarter in iOS 7.  She, or he depending which voice you select, can control more devices with different commands, like “Increase brightness,” “Play this song,” and it can answer a lot more questions thanks to new integration with services like Twitter, Wikipedia and web search results from Bing.

Apple also announced that Siri will be a big part of a new feature called “iOS in the Car” with 95% integration.  It’s a new platform that will mirror your iPhone on your in-car display.  With this feature, you can make phone calls, play music, get your maps and directions and even get iMessages read to you and then dictate a response back.  You can do all this while keeping your eyes safely on the road.  Honda, Mercedes, Nissan, Ferrari, Chevrolet, Kia, Hyundai, Volvo, and Jaguar are among the manufacturers who will be incorporating this feature in their new car models in 2014.

Kaylie lives in Ottawa and got her first Mac in 2007 and is now a fan for life.