Apple will allow a male voice to be used during the initial setup process of its assistant on devices with the iOS operating system
The latest version of Apple’s operating system, iOS 14.5, will remove the female voice from the Siri assistant by default and allow the user to choose a male voice when setting up the assistant.
The beta version of iOS 14.5, which will be launched widely in late spring, includes Siri news, which will allow the user to establish from the first moment what type of voice – male or female – he wants.
In this way, Apple eliminates the female voice by default, a change that is part of Apple’s commitment “to diversity and inclusion,” as explained in a statement to TechCrunch.
Along with this change, Apple has also introduced two new voices, which will be available in English.
With iOS 14.5, users of devices in the iPhone 11 family will be able to recalibrate the battery to fix discharge and performance issues.