Sunday, July 21, 2024

New ‘Apple Intelligence’ to iPhones

Apple will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 10 at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. As with every year, WWDC 2024 is expected to unveil the latest software versions of MacOS, iPadOS, iOS, and VisionOS.

A significant focus of this year’s event could be Apple’s shift towards AI. Reports confirm that the company has signed a deal with OpenAI to integrate generative AI features into its latest software release.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple might brand its AI features on iPhone, iPad, and Mac as ‘Apple Intelligence.’ Initially, these AI features are expected to run only on the latest generation of iPhones, with last year’s standard iPhone variant possibly not supporting iOS 18’s AI features at launch.

iOS 18’s AI Features:

Gurman provided further details on Apple’s partnership with OpenAI, suggesting that a ChatGPT-style AI chatbot could be introduced to iOS, VisionOS, WatchOS, and iPadOS.

Previous reports indicate that Apple’s new AI capabilities will likely be opt-in, requiring users to manually enable them. Most AI tasks are expected to be performed on-device, aligning with Apple’s privacy-focused approach.

Additional Changes in iOS 18:

Siri Overhaul: A complete redesign of the Siri voice assistant.

Notification Summaries: Improved notification summary features.

Instant Photo Editing: Enhanced photo editing capabilities.

AI Emoji: New AI-generated emoji options.

Voice Memo Transcription: Automatic transcription of voice memos.

Smart Summaries: Advanced summarization features for various types of content.

Gurman also hinted at the introduction of a new Passwords app in iOS 18, similar to existing password managers like LastPass or 1Password. This app could include a categorized list of user logins, such as accounts, Wi-Fi networks, and passkeys, and support autofill for saved passwords in websites and apps. Additionally, it might function as an authenticator app, offering verification features similar to Google’s Authenticator.

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