We think Siri’s been holding out on us. It turns out that Apple’s digital assistant has been quietly working on a skill that we only recently discovered.
It’s not very useful, but it should give you a smile: A simple request will make Siri beatbox for you.
That’s it up there; you just have to ask. And then Siri will unleash some insanity. It won’t appear on your screen, but we’ve stopped giggling long enough to transcribe it.
“Here’s one I’ve been practicing,” Siri will say. “Boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots. I could do this all day. Cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats.”
Why the obsession with “boots and cats”? It turns out that’s the phrase you want to keep in mind while learning the skill, although the point is to emphasize the consonant sounds to get a dope-ass beat going. Here’s an adorable explanation of it, courtesy of a very small child.
Of course, we’re talking about a soulless robot here, so the Siri beatbox session is pretty literal. But the gag is funny, even though it still has a long way to go.
We’re always looking out for the latest Easter egg Apple has dropped into its digital assistant. Some of our recent favorites include asking Siri to divide zero by zero, which leads to the robot voice dropping a pretty intense insult. We were also fans of the Star Wars-related content that had it playing Luke Skywalker to your Darth Vader.
Via: ABC News