iOS 7 beta is updated for iPad, adds male Siri voice
Apple released the second version of iOS 7 beta Monday, bringing the new operating system to developer’s iPads for the first time.
The Cupertino, Calif., tech company unveiled iOS 7, its next mobile operating system, this month and made it available to developers immediately. However, the first release of the upcoming system worked only for the iPhone and the iPod Touch.
During the unveiling of iOS 7, Apple promised that Siri would get a new voice that would sound less robotic, and that voice arrived with Monday’s update. Additionally, beta users can also choose to change Siri’s voice to that of a male.
Another part of the update is a new Voice Memos app. That app was left off the original release of iOS 7 beta but has returned in the update. The app is completely redesigned and no longer features the image of an old metal microphone.
Apple is expected to release iOS 7 to the public this year alongside its next-generation iPhone. That device is expected to come out this fall.