In addition to the other new products that Apple rolled out in their announcements this morning, the updated iOS 7 will improve upon Siri’s voice so that it sounds smoother and less robotic, as well as make it available in both male and female and in two new languages. That’s great and all, but I kind of really liked the robot voice. After all, how are we going to have any fun making her say cool quotes from science fiction’s favorite robots if she doesn’t sound like one anymore? To get the most out of her remaining robot-time, we’ve rounded up the best possible phrases to get Siri to say before the inevitable switch to iOS7.
In case you’re having trouble figuring out how to make Siri say whatever you want, SiriHacks has a pretty comprehensive tutorial for making it happen, as does Gizmodo. The easiest way to do it is to text yourself with a Google Voice account and have Siri read the text aloud. Here are the best ones I could come up with, based on all of my favorite robots:
I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.
Mal. Guy killed me, Mal. He killed me with a sword. How weird is that?
Hello. My name is Eliza. How may I help you?
This is your fault. I’m going to kill you. And all the cake is gone.
That’ll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo!
Life. Loathe it or ignore it, you can’t like it.
Think of one that we missed? You’re welcome to offer up your own suggestion in the comments section — the more obscure a reference, the better.
- Siri counts as a security risk at IBM for some reason
- She might also be a case of patent infringement
- That might be why she prefers Nokia over Apple