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Apr 12, 2001

The Apple Intelligence features that will be introduced later during the iOS 18 beta testing process will have a waitlist at first, according to code in iOS 18 found by MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris.


In iOS 18, Apple Intelligence is codenamed Graymatter. There are references to a waitlist, with specific strings that say "Join the Graymatter Waiting List" and "Joined Waitlist." There is also wording that refers to it as a "limited preview."
"While Graymatter is in limited preview, you may experience unusually slow responses when not in a supported region."
Apple plans to introduce Apple Intelligence during the iOS 18 beta testing period this summer, so the limited preview and waitlist may be something that Apple will use during the beta testing period.

It is possible, however, that there will be a waitlist when Apple Intelligence launches publicly in iOS 18 given some of the issues that other AI services like ChatGPT have experienced at times due to demand. While iPhone users will need an iPhone 15 Pro or later to access Apple Intelligence, it will also be available on all iPhone 16 models, which will launch with iOS 18 installed, increasing the number of people using the feature at launch.

Article Link: iOS 18 Apple Intelligence Feature Will Have Waitlist During Initial 'Limited Preview'


macrumors newbie
May 25, 2022
So every now and then that chatgpt is not working, siri won’t be able to do so either. Nice work Apple !!!

P.S: Ppl disliking my comment seem to not having much knowledge or gotten the gist of my comment. I explain it more thorougly in the second page.
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macrumors G5
Mar 27, 2017
Apple must be waiting for the iPhone 16 sales revenue to roll in before they can afford to buy the servers.

Either that or this thing is more early alpha state than we thought.


macrumors 65816
Dec 14, 2012
0$ maybe because chatgpt is like a sponsor...
Doubt it. If it were so, there would be no need for so many days of negotiations. It takes server time to process a ChatGPT request and a sudden increase in the requests due to this integration could break ChatGPT for others. Apple is giving something to ChatGPT, if not money.


macrumors 65816
Dec 14, 2012
Ah, the latest from Apple: a "glorified summariser" they're calling "Apple Intelligence." Classic move, building up the hype and slapping the Apple logo on a basic AI function. Get ready to be underwhelmed!
The demo showed a lot many features. Context awareness across apps seems to be great. However, I will take it with a pinch of salt and will believe it when I see it. If it works, it is great.


macrumors 6502
May 24, 2015
Not likely but I'd like to imagine all the Apple engineers are all finding out about this the same time we are and now rushing to make magic happen in less than 5 months lol

When I worked there training didn't drop until 1-2 weeks before the product was due to release


macrumors 68040
Dec 31, 2007
Milwaukee Area
Cool, they should just make new OS versions only compatible with hardware made in the same year, ensuring everyone trades in last years hardware for 10 or 15 percent of its value for new models every single year. My gods, won't somebody think of the shareholders? For Cook to not do so would be extreme corporate negligence punishable by blah blah blah
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