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 | 5878 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.

Read More [via MacRumors]


Share
Add Comment
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!
2 More Comments
Follow iClarified
Dropbox for iOS Gets Support for Touch ID, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Dropbox for iOS has been updated to get suppo...
Apple Launches iCloud Photos Beta Web Client Ahead of iOS 8.1 Release
Apple has launched iCloud Photos for Web Beta...
Apple Stops Selling Bose Headphones and Speakers
Apple has stopped selling Bose speakers, head...
Watch the Extended Interview with Apple's Jony Ive from Vanity Fair [Video]
New 2014 Mac Mini Has Has Soldered RAM That Can't Be Upgraded
The New 2014 Mac Mini has soldered RAM (Memor...