iOS 8.3 Beta 2 Siri languages iPhone screenshot

Apple today seeded new iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3 betas to its registered developers and included in the former are more than half a dozen new Siri languages, 9to5Mac said.

When iOS 8.3 is released for public consumption this March, owners of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices will be permitted to converse with the voice assistant in Danish, Dutch, English for India, Russian, Swedish, Thai and Turkish.

Like existing Siri languages, the new additions can be activated through the General > Siri > Language section of iOS’s built-in Settings app.

In addition to the aforementioned new languages, Twitter users are reporting that Siri in iOS 8.3 beta 2 also speaks Brazilian Portuguese.

Furthermore, Apple’s job post has indicated Siri support for Polish, Czech and Slovak languages in tow.

As previously detailed, iOS 8.3 also enables better-sounding Siri voices thanks to an enhancement which drops the pitch slightly at the end of certain words, such as “potato,” “America” and more.

iOS 8.3, code-named Stowe, should be provided as a public beta in mid-March, giving the first 100,000 people who sign up for the AppleSeed program access to it ahead of the software’s stable release later that month.

The iOS 8.2 software update featuring an Apple Watch Companion is also expected in March, ahead of the Apple wearable release in April.

Beyond iOS 8.2 and 8.3 releases, the Cupertino firm is expected to unleash iOS 8.4 this summer containing a new music streaming service.

If you spot other Siri language additions, drop us a comment below or send us a line to tips@iDownloadBlog.com.

Source: 9to5Mac

  • Mohamed A. ElZarei

    WHY NO ARABIC APPLE

    • From what I remember there was a job opening for arabic related Siri. Maybe still requires work on it. I mean arabic has a lot of dialects. Saudi, Bahrain, UAE.

      • SoylentGreen

        lol do you think that position really exists?

    • Leo Parker

      We need Arabic badly. It’s not fair.

    • SoylentGreen

      Because Apple are nut deep in funding politicians that need the middle east in a semi permanent state of destabilization, minerals, oil, gas, the continued funding of the military industrial complex with trillions of tax dollars, holding back things such as siri seem trivial and pointless but check around places like world net daily and you will see it explained by academics, how small things like this are tools in the toolbox of people that would have you eat Monsanto chemicals for lunch, same s*** different day

    • Mohamed Nasser

      allow me to speak in arabic . لو سيري اتعملت بالعربي مش هتحبها غالبا هيعملوها بالغه العربيه الفصحي اوي و هتلقط الكلام بصعوبه

  • Daniel Batista

    And Portuguese?

    • Tiago Lemos Nascif

      Just read the post!

      • Daniel Batista

        Yeah, but when Portuguese?

      • its already there

      • Daniel Batista

        Ok, thanks just updated, Portuguese Brasil, maybe Portuguese Portugal soon

      • isaac

        isso é que era

    • SoylentGreen

      Brazilian Portuguese, which is like getting passed a flat screwdriver when you asked for a Phillips, it will get the job done but it’s not what you really need, look at the size of Brazil and the population speaking b*****dised Spanish/English/Portuguese (spanglishuese?) Then look at size of Portugal. it’s wrong, but you have got no chance, imo if anyone sells anything that requires language skills for operation eg:
      anything above a can of soup then the very very
      least it should operate in the language of the country it’s sold in. actually there are laws
      against this in the UK, It’s illegal to sell if it’s not
      got english instructions and/or ingredients you would think the Portuguese rules would be similar,
      Thinking about out there probably will be similar laws but Apple have enough money in Washington to be above the law worldwide, bearing in mind that these people see government as global.
      This is how it works, full spectrum dominance of crony-capitalism, suppressing real free marketeers, and if you look around you this no “native language by default” in a product that is (just a little bit lol) language dependent will be the tip off the iceberg.

      • Daniel Batista

        In Portugal there are those laws too, but if you count Portuguese language colonies, there are 3 times Portugueses than Brazilians, at least we discovered half world, but for example in Brazil they become an different Portuguese dialect

  • not even a thankyou ? :<<

  • Micky Ganon

    and hebrew ??

    • nope 🙁

      • Micky Ganon

        באסה

    • Jew cunts

      Screw yourself you murderers!

    • SoylentGreen

      I’m Surprised there is no Hebrew, and if Apple sell devices where Hebrew is the most used language it’s totally outrageous, the consumer can change this, via product boycott etc. But Apple know that it will be swallowed whole when they sell devices in places where there is no support for the mother tongue. Sad but true.

  • Leandro Romano

    Brazilian portuguese too!

  • Sergey Filatov

    Oh wow, after 3,5 years it finally speaks Russian 🙂

    BTW iOS 8 point THREE?

    • Micky Ganon

      pizdu

      • Sergey Filatov

        You play too much online with russian schoolboys 😀

    • Nakanezta ruski!! :DDD

    • jack

      Suka pizdec blyad

  • Andreas

    Sweeeeeeeeeeedish with lots of extra eeeee’s? Niceeeeeeee

    • fixed 🙂

    • DevXav

      Don’t you mean sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet? 😉

  • Jacek

    Everybody knows if Siri supports polish in iOS 8.3 beta 2 ?

  • “S-weed-ish”

    I see what u did there

  • Brazilian Portuguese but not from Portugal? Makes sense.

    • isaac

      we are so few that apple doesn’t care.

    • DevXav

      Compare Portugal’s population to Brazil’s and you will find your sense..

      • Southgaia88

        my friend there are many countries in the world that talks Portuguese not the PT-BR. So they need to do a PT-PT language. 🙂

      • jack

        Shit-hole countries so they dont count

      • starstar2301

        pretty disgusting thing to say. kudos.

      • DevXav

        That’s not the point..
        Brazilian Portuguese is WAY much more profitable to Apple than the sum of all other countries speaking Portugal’s Portuguese..

        And also they can always use Siri’s Brazilian Portuguese, which will be enough for any Portuguese speaking person to understand.

        Apple just used common sense.

      • You’ve got a point, but why American English and British English? America has a lot more population than the UK and there’s for both.

      • DevXav

        English is the most known and used globalized language..
        It will aways have the primary focus, even being British or North-American..
        So lets just say “English is the default language”, thus, always having support and priority.

        Thats why ALL my devices are in English and, even being Brazilian, english is my brain language (yes, I force myself to think in English since I was a child and went to Disney).

        Inside my head, Brazilian Portuguese is just the language I am obligated to use, but not my language.. Not sure if I made myself clear.

      • Same here, I’m Portuguese and all my devices are in English. I’m just saying that it should have because on the main language of any iOS or OSX device there’s an option to choose between PT-BR or PT-PT. I think that makes it clear.

      • DevXav

        I see your point.. And you’re right!

        But looks like Portuguese is complex enough not to be easy to differ and release all of its variations before making sure it really works on Siri..

        Yeah, Portuguese (specially Brazilian) is REALLY tricky and hard to speak..

        And again thats why i LOVE english…
        It’s “easy enough” and intuitive, while containing all a decent language needs to provide: communication instead of complication… lol

  • Elias

    Finally support for Swedish 🙂 Not sure why it says Sweedish though.

  • The Fluffy Alpaca

    You add Danish and Swedish but not Norwegian? That makes no sense!

  • Georgi Binchev

    What about BULGARIAN???

    • Martin

      Yep we are left behind again.. Nothing new.. Maybe after another 5 years 😀

    • jack

      Gypsies can wait

      • starstar2301

        hey jack go to hell you racist nazi.
        seriously, is there an admin here caring about deleting forever this shitty guy?

      • DevXav

        Lol, don’t feed the troll…

      • jack

        Stop being a whining baby

  • Southgaia88

    we need portuguese-Portugal not only portuguese-brazil -.- stupid apple 🙂

    • avd98

      Relaxa cara, ainda é um beta, com certeza PT-PT irá aparecer.

  • avd98

    My siri keeps saying: “Sorry, could you repeat that?” When i activate it

    • Krikor

      Same here

      • avd98

        Found a fix: Restore settings of your iphone

      • Krikor

        Thanks, worked for me too

  • Ferit Birinci

    TURKISH!! AT LAST..
    Hayırlı uğurlu olsun arkadaşlar.

  • Giel Konink

    Yeaah eindelijk Nederlands

  • Levent Korkmaz

    oooohhh çıksın çıksın 🙂 bide jailbreak patlattıkmı 8.3 yayınlanınca dadından yinmez

  • Bob

    English for India, they had to create a new language because Indians can’t speak english properly lol.

  • VictorMartino

    Just a few YEARS ago after Google Now, which also supports offline dictation.

  • Wesh

    Dutch at last! Took ridiculously long (still not here actually).

    And imo for Arabic they should just go with official Arabic, not some dialect.

  • Endriu Andrei

    waiting for siri to speak Romanian…

  • droid_dna

    Is anybody having the issue with it saying: Sorry, could you say that again? Siri won’t let me speak. Using iOS 8.3 Beta 2 iPhone 6 Verizon

  • Mateusz Borkowski

    I really need polish siri