It has just become easier to talk to your iPhone
It has just become easier to talk to your iPhoneIt has just become easier to talk to your iPhoneDebashis Sarkar Apple has now added a new “Indian English voice” to Siri. | TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Jun 5, 2019, 07:24PM ISTNEW DELHI: If you tend to use Siri to command your iPhone or iPad to do certain tasks then it might be annoying sometimes to hear English in the typical foreign accent. In order to add a personal touch to Siri for user in India, Apple has now added a new “Indian English voice” to Siri. So, the next time you call Siri on your iPhone or iPad, the voice and accent will sound familiar.
The new “Indian English” voice is something exclusive to users in India and it is a part of Apple’s efforts to add India-centric features in the iPhone. In the new iOS 13 update, Apple has announced some improvements. According to Apple, “Siri sounds more natural than ever, particularly while speaking longer phrases, with a voice that is generated entirely by software.”
Also, you can now ask Siri to play music, podcasts, audiobooks, and radio with third-party apps through the new SiriKit for Audio. Also, Siri will now offer personalised suggestions in Apple Podcasts, Safari, and Maps. Siri can even detect reminders in messages and events in third-party apps.
On a related note, Apple will allow you sign-in to apps with Apple ID to offer better privacy. This will prevent apps from tracking them. To protect privacy further if you have to provide your email ID for invoices and OTPs for a particular app, there is an option to hide your original email ID. Also, to take care of spam calls, you can send unknown callers directly to voice notes in iOS 13. Overall, Apple claims to have made it difficult for app creators to track user location.
The new software features of iOS 13 will be available for iPhone 6s and later, and will be available with iPadOS for iPad Air 2 and later, all iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 4 and later. Interestingly, the company also announced a separate OS for iPads called iPadOS. Having said that all features of iOS 13 too will be available on iPads along with exclusive iPadOS features.