Apple is experimenting with new ways to give Siri a better understanding of the atmosphere so that it can adjust its volume based on the amount of noise in the area.
“Apple is researching how to detect environmental noise levels and user voice patterns so Siri can respond with a yell or a whisper as needed.” mentioned in a blog post.
In other words, Siri will recognize your voice. If you whisper an order, for example, it will respond in the same tone. Siri, on the other hand, will respond to your command appropriately if it detects that you are in a crowded area and shouting at it.
Other voice assistants may also do this, but Apple has been chastised. If you ask Alexa to whisper, she will. Meanwhile, Siri doesn’t know the difference between a crowded and a very quiet place.
If the latest technology is introduced in Siri, it will be able to change the volume and speech based on the room layout, background noise level, system position, distance from the user, or the volume of the user’s command.
Since the latest technology that will be used in Siri is just a patent application, it doesn’t actually imply anything. With so much competition on the market, it’ll be fascinating to see when Apple wants to update its virtual digital assistant.
However, since this is a patent, we can’t say with 100% certainty that Apple will enforce this in the future, so don’t get your hopes up just yet.