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Apr 12, 2001

Apple will announce its new AI feature set for Apple devices at WWDC on June 10, and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports that it will be officially called "Apple Intelligence."


The AI capabilities will be coming to iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS 15. The features will be opt-in, meaning Apple won't make users adopt them if they don't want to.

The processing requirements of AI will mean that users need an iPhone 15 Pro or one of the iPhone 16 models coming out this year to use it. For those using iPads or Macs, models will need an M1 chip at least. Apple's AI features will be powered by its own technology and tools from OpenAI, but there will also be a partnership with OpenAI that powers a ChatGPT-like chatbot.

Apple Intelligence is expected to handle basic AI tasks, and it will work mostly on-device. In other words, the model is powered by the device's onboard processor, rather than in the cloud. It's not clear what the criteria for a basic task will be, but Apple Intelligence is said to include code that determines if a request can be processed on device or requires Apple's servers.

Here are some of the key new AI-related features and changes rumored or previewed for iPhones, iPads, and Macs that we've covered so far:
Gurman says that The AI features will account for about half of Apple’s WWDC keynote presentation, which starts at 10 a.m. Pacific time on June 10.

For those unable to watch the live stream, or who prefer to read a text version of the announcements, we'll have live coverage both here on and through our MacRumorsLive X (Twitter) account, so make sure to follow.

Article Link: New: 'Apple Intelligence' AI Service for iOS 18 Will Have These Features
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macrumors regular
Apr 16, 2008
Hoping to finally see some native recovery metrics and training prescription - they’re the big pieces missing from AW Ultra 2 at the moment. Mapping will come but I want the other stuff asap.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 19, 2022
I'd be amazed is such a huge update was iPhone 15+ exclusive. I imagine it will be more like the 15/16 can perform these tasks on-device whereas the 12-14 will require a server connection to process commands.

There would be a huge business opportunity to allow M-series devices that are nearby (Mac, iPad, new Apple TV, Homepod?) to process commands from an iPhone locally creating a kind of Personal Area Network-GPT. This would allow for off-device ecosystem processing without anything being sent to a 3rd party server or an internet connection. Imagine an M1 iPad facilitating commands between an iPhone 12-14 and an Apple Watch without needing the web. :oops:
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