Apple asked the man behind the voice Siri, assistant features voice in order not to open the iPhone 4S their identity to millions of iPhone users 4S.
Jon Briggs, a British who works as a voice-over, revealed this in an interview with the Telegraph. Jon admitted recently received a call from representatives of Apple, after the iPhone 4S launched last month.
The caller who claimed to be an employee of Apple's PR division asks Jon to not talk about Siri to the public. He warned, Apple's own employees are not allowed to talk about their products to the public. "We are not concerned about one person," said the caller.
Jon explains, she has recorded thousands of sentences that are now used in English version Siri, six years ago. At that time, Jon did for another company called Scansoft and have never had a contract with Apple. After that, he and Scansoft never again touch.
In 2005, Scansoft apparently merged with another company called Nuance. Well, this is what Nuance provides speech recognition technology to Siri.
"For three weeks, I record more than 5,000 sentences for Scansoft. I spoke with a special mechanism set up, even had a flat memorable," said Jon.
Not only used for the English version Siri, Jon is also used for voice announcements at Kings Cross station, the UK and some other applications. Jon is only paid once for voice recording and shortly after, he realized his voice was used for Siri when she saw a demonstration of these features in a TV show.
Since its emergence, Siri's success attracted. Virtual Assistants in the iPhone 4S makes users look like a conversation with the phone. Siri uses a variety of different kinds of voices in the region. In the UK Siri-sex male, while in America, Siri female who spoke English with American accent.