‘Creepy’ new feature coming to Apple iPhone will clone your voice exactly

A new and "creepy" Apple iPhone feature will clone the user's voice as exact as it possibly can.

The tech giants are keen to continue improving their synthesised voice chat feature, and the new Personal Voice tool will see the phone learn from its users own vocals.

Both the iPhone and iPad are set for the ominous update.

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To use it, you must read 15 minutes worth of prompts. Those prompts will give the Personal Voice tool some handy identifiers and will allow the phone to replicate the voice, which can be used "when connecting with loved ones."

A statement from Apple read: "Users can create a Personal Voice by reading along with a randomized set of text prompts to record 15 minutes of audio on iPhone or iPad.

"This speech accessibility feature uses on-device machine learning to keep users’ information private and secure, and integrates seamlessly with Live Speech so users can speak with their Personal Voice when connecting with loved ones."

Their statement also noted the Personal Voice tool would be a "simple and secure way" to create a voice should the user be losing their own speech.

It aims to "support millions of people globally who are unable to speak or who have lost their speech over time."

At the time of the announcement, Apple CEO Tim Cook said: "At Apple, we’ve always believed that the best technology is technology built for everyone.

"Today, we’re excited to share incredible new features that build on our long history of making technology accessible, so that everyone has the opportunity to create, communicate, and do what they love."

But some are less than convinced by the new feature, with some Twitter users describing the add-on as "creepy".

Others were more positive about the update, saying it could be a "pretty cool" tool to have.

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