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The Apple corporate logo. Picture: Reuters.
The Apple corporate logo. Picture: Reuters.

Like a foreigner trying to understand the Australian twang, Siri, Apple's voice recognition app, has always done its best.

But practice makes perfect.

According to online reports, Apple is looking for language engineers with an understanding of "Australian English" as it prepares to release the new iOS 8 operating system and a range of products - including the iPhone6 - later this year.

The postings - for a number of languages - were searching for a "highly motivated expert in foreign languages with strong software development skills".

The position's responsibilities include tasks like developing natural language processing code specific to each language and providing suggestions towards new products

Siri currently understands English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian and Korean.

In March Apple also added new voices for Siri, including "Australian English", Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, British English.

In the latest news surrounding the iPhone6 says Apple is planning a September release, with a bigger 5.5-inch model - a similar size to the Samsung Galaxy.

The West Australian

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