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Apple hiring for six new translations of Siri
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 1:31pm

Apple is working on adding another six international translations of Siri, a job listing reveals. An opening for cloud services engineering interns became available on November 13th; candidates are expected to "join the team responsible for delivering Siri in different parts of the world for an exciting 6 month internship in Cupertino, California." Candidates must be "native or fluent" in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Korean, Norwegian, and/or Swedish, and fluent in English. The requirement is telling since Siri still isn't available in Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian or Swedish.



At the moment, iOS 6.0.1 supports English, Spanish, French, German, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Italian, including some variants of English, Spanish, and French. The new languages could be added in a future version of iOS 6, or in iOS 7 at the latest. Apple still considers Siri in beta, despite the software having been around since the iPhone 4S. The number of languages it supports has been gradually increasing though, and in iOS 6 it gained new command options, such as launching apps or finding movie showtimes.

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