According to a new report by 9to5Mac, Apple’s upcoming iOS 9.2 software update will enable support for Arabic in Siri.
With last year’s iOS 8 update, Apple has paved the way for Siri in Arabic with Arabic support for iOS’s Dictation and QuickType keyboard features.
The full support for Arabic will allow local users not only to converse with Siri in Arabic but search for local places and businesses and more.
9to5Mac writer Mark Gurman speculated that implement Arabic support for Siri in iOS 9.2 might have something to do with a recent opening of a pair of flagship Apple Stores in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
A video included below shows off a few examples of Siri in Arabic.
The iOS 9.2 software update, currently in beta, will bring enhancements to Safari’s View Controller used to render webpages in third-party apps.
Other new features in iOS 9.2, aside from bug fixes and optimizations, include support for AT&T’s NumberSync technology for Wi-Fi Calling on Macs with OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 (even when the iPhone is turned off) while possibly enabling support for the new American Express Apple Pay partnership for users in Canada and Australia.