“As it has done quietly in past builds, Apple’s latest iOS 8.3 release makes improvements to its Siri voice assistant in the way of more natural sounding speech synthesis,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac.
“As noted by our tipsters, the change is particularly noticeable on the words ‘potato’ and ‘America’ in the comparison,” Kahn reports. “You’ll hear iOS 8.1.1 first in the audio comparison followed by the new and improved iOS 8.3.”
Kahn reports, “The improvements come ahead of the Apple Watch launch, which relies heavily on Siri and could always benefit from enhanced speech technology.”
Listen to the new and improved Siri voice in iOS 8.3 here.