Apple to Update Siri With Support for Chinese, Japanese, and Russian Next Month?

Posted February 8, 2012 at 7:43pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5948 views

Apple will reportedly update Siri with support for Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Russian languages next month, according to a DoNews report relayed by Penn-Olson.

The Chinese tech site DoNews claims to have heard from an Apple engineer who's working on the Chinese-language version of Siri, the clever voice assistant on the iPhone 4S. From this source it claims that Siri will launch in Chinese next month, and is already undergoing internal testing this month.

In addition to understanding and speaking Chinese, Siri will soon also be able to give local information and navigation – something that's currently limited only to the US. At present, the Siri assistant speaks English, French, and German. So if you're Chinese, you'll have to ask it stuff in English for the time being.


Chinese support is said to be limited to Mandarin for now. Japanese and Russian support is also predicted to arrive next month.

Apple has officially said "in 2012, Siri will support additional languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Italian, and Spanish." So it's just a matter of determining when it will be available for those users.

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Buggsy2 - February 9, 2012 at 4:36am
Yeah what about Spanish? Far bigger market than Russian.
I love that ? - February 8, 2012 at 10:03pm
I love that little ? in the titles that changes the title of the story from a factual story to a rumor. Why not put a [RUMOR] tag so people know its not a story, it's just someone's guess.
Andrew - February 8, 2012 at 8:51pm
We want spanish support!!
Angel - February 9, 2012 at 1:04am
Yeap, spanish.
Shameer - February 8, 2012 at 8:46pm
what about spanish
Dev - February 8, 2012 at 8:23pm
Update Siri for Canada you pricks! I hate using an advertised feature that only half-ass works in my country!
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