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Bloomberg’s Gurman: iOS 18 ‘Apple Intelligence’ AI Service to Have These Features

Bloomberg’s Gurman: iOS 18 ‘Apple Intelligence’ AI Service to Have These Features

Apple will unveil its new Artificial Intelligence features for its devices on June 10 at its WWDC24 keynote address.  Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman reports that Apple’s AI will be officially called “Apple Intelligence.”

iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS 15 will all receive AI features, which will be opt-in, meaning users won’t have to enable them if they don’t want to.

The new AI features will require at least an iPhone 15 Pro or one of the upcoming iPhone 16 models to use them. iPad and Mac owners will need an M1 or later processor in their device. The new AI features will be powered by Apple’s own in-house technology. as well as tools from OpenAI. Apple will also partner with OpenAI to power a ChatGPT-like chatbot.

Apple Intelligence will work mostly on-device (powered by the device’s onboard processor, rather than in the cloud) and will handle basic AI tasks. More intensive AI tasks will require access to Apple’s servers.

There have been several rumors as to what tasks the new AI-related features will handle. These include:

  • Siri: For the first time, Siri users will be able to have precise control over individual features and actions within apps. For instance, people will be able to tell Siri to delete an email, edit a photo, or summarize a news article.
  • Apple Music: Auto-generated playlists and smarter song transitions.
  • Apple News: AI-generated news article summaries.
  • Health: New AI-powered features.
  • Spotlight: More intelligent search results.
  • Photos: AI-powered photo retouching.
  • Safari: Browsing assistant that can summarize web pages, and a “Web Eraser” tool.
  • Keynote and Pages: Auto-generation of slides in Keynote, writing faster in Pages, and more.
  • Mail: Incoming email categorization, and suggested replies to emails, more.
  • Messages: Per-word effects, suggestions for replies, custom emojis, and message recaps.
  • Notes: New audio recording tool and audio transcriptions
  • Voice Memos: Audio transcriptions.
  • Xcode: Apple’s software development suite, is also gaining AI features. It will complete code for programmers automatically. Gurman says Apple’s unlikely to release it in its full form to third-party developers until next year.

Gurman expects to see the AI features account for around half of Apple’s WWDC keynote presentation, which is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern) on June 10.