CNN has identified the original voice of Siri, Apple’s voice-activated virtual “assistant” introduced with the iPhone 4S in 2011. It belongs to singer and voice actress Susan Bennett of Sandy Springs Georgia, co-owner of Audiocam Music recording studio. Her reign as Siri ended this year with the introduction of Apple’s iOS 7 operating system, which has new Siri voices.
“‘I’m the original voice of Siri,’” Jessica Ravitz, CNN
The voice actress behind Siri had no idea she would become Siri,” Chris Gayomali, The Week
“Siri Toured as a Backup Singer for Roy Orbison, and Everything Else You Ever Wanted to Know About the Voice of Apple,” Julie Miller, Vanity Fair
“Siri Is a Middle-Aged White Woman From Atlanta, Just as We All Suspected,” Will Oremus, Slate
“You’ve met ‘the original Siri.’ Here are the others.” Caitlin Dewey, Washington Post blog
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