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Apple to Add Two New Siri Voices

Mr T

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Apple is adding two brand new Siri voices and will no longer default to a female or male voice in iOS . We we were looking forward to Apple would introducing  the voice of Mr. T from the 1980s television series The A-Team, but no luck.

Siri will no longer default to a female voice in English. Users can choose from two new voices in the latest beta version of iOS. The new voices offer more diversity in speech sound and patterns. They use source talent recordings that are run through Apple’s Neural text-to-speech engine, making them sound natural and smooth. Siri supports 21 languages in 36 countries, and users can select a personal preference of voice in 16 languages, but sadly not Mr.T.

Mr. T (born Lawrence Tureaud; May 21, 1952) is an American actor, television personality, and retired bouncer, bodyguard and professional wrestler. He is known for his roles as B. A. Baracus in the 1980s television series The A-Team and as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film Rocky III. He is also known for his distinctive hairstyle inspired by Mandinka warriors in West Africa, his copious gold …

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