Rumor: Siri To Speak Chinese, Mandarin, Japanese & Russian Next Month!

As we all know, Siri, our virtual assistant and friend, is restricted to only three languages as of now because it is still in it’s beta stage. This is a bit disappointing for people across the globe who either have problems speaking in English or have a heavy accent.
So today the Chinese Tech website DoNews claims that an Apple Engineer has tipped them that Siri will start speaking Chinese by next month as the Chinese version of Siri is already undergoing internal testing.

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iOS 5.1 Beta Reveals: Apple Is Working On Siri For The iPad

@SonnyDickson was looking through the iOS 5.1 beta 3 settings application on his iPad and discovered a new section called “About Privacy and Dictation”. When opened, you can see the popup shown above.

Siri or the dictation feature are currently not functional on the iPad 2 running iOS 5.1 beta 3. Maybe it will be an iOS 5.1 launch feature for the iPad, or it may just be an iPad 3 exclusive feature. Continue reading