Apple has released a changelog for its latest firmware update for iOS, version 9.3. The update brings a long list of system tweaks, minor improvements, and a few additional features here and there. However, something else caught our eye – Siri now supports Malay. Betul ke ni?
Before you get all excited about speaking Malay to Siri, note that this feature is still in its Beta phase and might not work as expected. Not only that, the feature is not available right away and is only available to those who opt in.
The addition of the Malay language definitely shows Apple doing something for its customers in the Malaysian community. This move from the Cupertino giant might have taken a while, but still it’s better late than never, right?
To be able to access the download page for iOS 9.3 beta, you will need to either be a developer or have a developer account. If you are already on a previous beta version of iOS, just head on to your Settings > General > Software Update, and upgrade to the iOS 9.3 beta 1 OTA (over-the-air). If this is the first time you’re installing a beta version of iOS, you will need to download an IPSW file from the Member Centre on Apple’s Developer website and restore to your device using iTunes.
Seeing that this beta version isn’t a public preview, only developers will have access to it. On the bright side, beta versions of software updates mostly have bugs, glitches, and aren’t good enough for daily usage. So, just wait a little longer for Apple to release the official iOS 9.3 update. Siri might need some more time to polish her Malay anyway.