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Siri has a peppy new voice. But that’s not the most important thing.

We spoke to vocal experts about the digital assistant’s new pipes.

In addition to a new voice, Siri can also translate phrases out loud into five other languages.


Have you heard? Siri, the virtual persona that speaks from your iPhone, sounds different now. The new voice officially rolls out today as a part of Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 11. Her new pipes make her sound higher in pitch and younger. She's perkier and more personable. Most important, she sounds more human.

Here’s how her newest voice came into the world: Someone read aloud from a

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