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The original voice of Siri still has no clue how she ended up on your iPhones

Susan Bennett, the original voice of Siri, looks back on the 'unsettling' experience of finding out that her voice was being used on iPhone devices everywhere.
Susan Bennett, the original voice of Siri, looks back on the 'unsettling' experience of finding out that her voice was being used on iPhone devices everywhere. (Getty Images)
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Originally published October 4, 2017

Susan Bennett found out she was the voice of Siri in 2011 via an e-mail from a fellow voice actor who was playing around with his iPhone one day and wondered, "Isn't that you?" To Bennett's surprise, it was her. 

Susan Bennett is the original voice of Siri. (Courtesy of Susan Bennett)

Bennett is the original voice of Siri, the result of a series of interactive voice-recognition recordings she did in 2005. In today's q origin story, Bennett takes us back to the beginning of those recordings and how she reacted when she found out her voice was on everyone's phones.

Below are six bonus facts about Siri that you might not know:

(Christine Lieu)

— Produced by Cora Nijhawan

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