Apple added another English voice option for virtual assistant Siri on Tuesday. Axios describes the voice as a "less gendered" or "less explicitly male- or female-sounding."
"We're excited to introduce a new Siri voice for English speakers, giving users more options to choose a voice that speaks to them," Apple said. "Millions of people around the world rely on Siri every day to help get things done, so we work to make the experience feel as personalized as possible."
For now, the new voice (option number 5) is only available with beta versions of iOS 15.4.
Apple's description of the voice was about as ambiguous as this apparently "gender-neutral" voice for Siri.
They didn't offer any additional details other than that voice was recorded by "a member of the LGBTQ+ community."
It's part of an effort by Apple to offer a more diverse array of options for its virtual assistant. Last year, [Apple] added two Siri options recorded by Black voice actors.