Meet the Woman Behind The Voice Of Siri

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Beginning with the iPhone 4S in 2011, all of Apple’s iPhones and iPads have included Siri, a virtual assistance. Her voice is instantly recognizable, and has been used in TV commercials, radio spots, countless Apple ads, and is known to millions of people around the world. Today is her 2nd birthday, in fact.

Perhaps it’s fitting then, the woman behind the voice makes her first claim to fame. Susan Bennett, a woman who lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, claims to be the face behind the voice. How many times do you think people have asked Siri what she looks like? Now, we know. She says she recorded the vocals back in 2005 for an unknown project, spending four hours a day for an entire month in front of a microphone.

While Apple has yet to confirm Bennett as the voice of Siri, GigaOm reports that an audio forensics expert with 30 years of experience says he is “100 percent certain” she’s a match. Give the video below a listen and see for yourself.

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