Apple job listing indicates Siri in Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish

By , Nov 20, 2012

For better or worse, Siri, Apple’s digital secretary, hasn’t been in the news lately. But that doesn’t mean Apple’s given up on her. According to a recently discovered and pretty interesting job listing on the Jobs at Apple web site, Apple is seeking a bunch of Cloud Services Interns who are fluent in several languages, indicating the company is actively working on Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish versions of Siri. The iPhone maker could also be looking to additionally enable new dialects of Chinese, French and Korean…

Belgium web site a-n-v.be (via 9to5Mac) points us to an Apple job listing, originally posted to Apple’s website on November 13.

The post seeks a bunch of native speakers in six languages: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish.

The wording makes it pretty clear:

Join the team responsible for delivering Siri in different parts of the world for an exciting 6 month internship in Cupertino, California.

So there you have it: Apple is still serious about Siri.

9to5Mac notes that the listing is also seeking folks fluent in Korean, Chinese, and French, “which could be to bring dialects of those languages to new regions”.

According to Apple, the digital secretary currently speaks Cantonese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Spanish.

As you know, Apple’s boss Tim Cook recently did some corporate re-shuffling, appointing Eddy “The Fixer” Cue who took on the additional responsibility of Siri and Maps.

Note that credible sources claim Siri and Apple Maps are also in the works for the Mac with OS X 10.9, the next major revision to Apple’s desktop operating system.

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  • http://twitter.com/wamid Mohammed Shehab

    Siri in Arabic?? That would be a really impressive thing if done correctly

  • http://www.facebook.com/thiago.vaccaro Thiago Vaccaro

    PORTUGUESE PLEASEEE!!! C’MONNN APPLEE!!!

    • v7nn7

      Here’s a guess: we will wait as long as you can imagine…

  • siddique

    siri in arabic????

    simply awesooooome…:)

  • http://twitter.com/Tarek0593 Tarek Hamadi

    Siri in Arabic that’s so amazing :) thnx apple

  • David Hemmingsen

    Siri in danish :D

  • SuperchargedNL

    Dutch, finally…

    Hopefully they’ll add some country-specific features for those languages as well!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1603181306 Hazem Mounir Alindari

    Arabic that will be amazing for millions of arabic native people
    Hope do that quickly and support more languege in future

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1595420643 Simche Apple Konstantinovic

    Siri in Swedish, YEEEAY :D

  • pawfyd

    Polish please. :(

  • http://twitter.com/AliMasood970 τƕε̲ βƖπ̵Ɔк Gƕσƨτ

    Finally

  • Barry

    I really hope that Siri won’t sound like Voice Control in
    Dutch, because that voice is REALLY robotic.

  • Kurt

    what’s a siri?