Apple to make Siri ‘a lot smarter,’ give ‘a brand new voice’ and a ‘meshy and matte new home’ at WWDC [UPDATED]

MacDailyNews Note: May 22, 2018, 11:45am ETD: We apologize for covering this item. We wrongly assumed that, with marketing blurbs at least, Apple would keep things current. More info: Apple to give Siri new voice at WWDC? No. Old news – May 22, 2018

With Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) inching closer, Siri has revealed plans for Apple to give the assistant a ‘brand new voice,’ most likely as part of its iOS 12 release,” The Apple Post reports. “As discovered by Nathan Simpson when users ask ‘Hey Siri. Tell me about WWDC,’ Siri responds with ‘La la la, Siri is getting a brand new voice!'”

“The Apple Post reported on Monday that Siri may have revealed plans for a new HomePod by claiming it shall get a new ‘meshey & matte’ home,” The Apple Post reports.

“As always Siri will most likely gain new capabilities,” The Apple Post reports., “and many speculate Siri’s functions on HomePod will dramatically evolve from the limited functionality available now.”

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MacDailyNews Take: A sampling of what “Hey Siri, tell me about WWDC” returns:

Siri WWDC responses


  1. I may be wrong, but I think everything Siri refers to happened at last years WWDC. Homepod, deep learning/on device, and more natural voice. If you ask her about WWDC 2018, all she gives is the date and location of the conference.

      1. Deep learning/on-device learning is something Apple conveyed as Siri “getting smarter”, plus the “new voice” is a pretty big indicator(to me) the she is just recapping last years WWDC.

  2. Why on earth would Apple advertise that Siri is gonna get better? How about lettting their customers decide and be pleasantly surprised. You know, under-promise and over-deliver.

    I guess we’ll see what happens but just seems like a risk that sets company up for ridicule.

    1. If it turns out the replies are referencing this past year’s WWDC, it may be prudent for Apple to remove those responses as soon as possible to avoid further embarrassment.

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