Apple is reportedly rolling out its “biggest” iOS update in the company’s history, which is expected to include new AI-powered features for the iPhone.
The company is expected to announce the iOS 18 update at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, which will bring large language models (LLMS) and generative AI into iWork apps.
Some of the planned software updates are a revised version of Siri and the Messages app, which are said to be powered by advanced AI.
Apple is likely to release the beta version of the iOS 18 update in July this year, with a general release scheduled for September 2024.
Apple’s iPhone 15 saw lackluster sales, causing Apple shares to drop four percent
Apple has yet to officially confirm what will be included in the new iOS 18 system, but Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported The next operating system is “ambitious and compelling.”
The update is expected to include a revised version of Siri that uses AI and LLM to provide smarter and more accurate responses.
The Message app is also set to see its own new features that are said to ‘field questions and autocomplete sentences’.
Apple Music underwent a redesign with the new iOS 17, allowing for collaborative playlists like those offered by Spotify.
However, Gurman has predicted that iOS 18 will allow users to create ‘automatically generated playlists’ that use AI to create lists of recommended songs.
Technology can also be added to Xcode, which allows users to develop, test, and distribute applications, so developers can “write new applications faster.”
Apple is reportedly adding generative AI software and large language models to Siri
“I’m told that the new operating system is viewed within the company as one of the biggest, if not the biggest, iOS updates in the company’s history,” Gurman wrote.
“With that knowledge, Apple’s developer conference in June should be very exciting.”
The redesigned operating system may be Apple’s response to a drop in iPhone 15 sales that fell four percent.
Apple is behind the curve when it comes to generative AI, falling short two years after ChatGPT became a pioneer for other big tech companies, including Microsoft and Google, who introduced their own AI services.
‘Starting with generative AI, Apple’s tools, when released, will arrive nearly two years after ChatGPT began taking the world by storm, about a year after Amazon announced its revamped Alexa, and about a year and a half after Microsoft and Google will present their new services. Even for Apple, that’s a big mistake,” Gurman said in his Switched on Newsletter.
“Bottom line: Apple is far behind in AI and it’s a major risk for a company that is considered the leading innovator in consumer technology.”
Apple is speculated to be working on an ‘Apple GPT’ AI bot, also known as ‘Ajax’, according to people familiar with the matter. said Gurman.
Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a conference call that there are still “a number of issues that need to be resolved,” adding that Apple will add AI to its products in the future, but on a “very basic basis.” reflective”. ‘
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