Siri has provided iPhone users around the planet with everything from weather forecasts to restaurant reviews, whilst fending off dumb-arse questions along the way. But if you ever wondered who whispered all those sweet nothings, here’s your answer.
This woman claims to have voiced the original version of Siri, which appeared on the iPhone 4S back in October 2011. Her name is Susan Bennett, and she lives in suburban Atlanta. While she won’t reveal her age, she admits she fell into voice acting “by accident” in the ’70s.
The arrival of a new Siri voice in iOS 7 means that Bennett is able to step forward and reveal herself to the world. And, if you’re sceptical that she’s the real deal — which you perhaps should be — co-workers and audio-forensics experts say they’re “100 per cent” confident it’s the case, reports CNN.
In the video embedded below, Bennett talks about the gig, what it entailed, and how she was forced to keep the fact a secret. Until now. [CNN]