ChatGPT in iPhones? Microsoft eyes potential server strain from Apple's Siri upgrade

Siri likely to get more conversational with AI integration as a part of iOS 18 updates
An undated image of Apple logo. — Unsplash
An undated image of Apple logo. — Unsplash

Apple has purportedly signed an agreement with OpenAI to provide its artificial intelligence (AI) for iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks.

According to a report, Apple has been checking ChatGPT mixed with Siri previously. The company purportedly agreed with Apple CEO Sam Altman for utilising OpenAI’s Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for inner testing.

The checked AI features are likely to be released on iOS 18. However, Microsoft is worried because of it. The report unveiled that OpenAI depends on Microsoft for its servers, and adding Apple users is likely to overcome Microsoft’s data centres.

Whereas, Apple is checking ChatGPT-powered Siri that can handle and process complex questions and understand the context behind an input more precisely.

Moreover, the report claimed that there was proof of it when Apple’s first Beta version of iOS 17.4 contained “a new Siri summarisation private framework that makes calls to the OpenAI’s ChatGPT API.”

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Apple is likely to unveil these AI-powered features for its devices like iPhones, iPads and more at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024 planned to happen on June 10. Besides this partnership, it’s anticipated to release a few AI-generated features for iPhones like translating voice memos or auto-generated emojis. In addition, Siri likely to get more conversational with AI integration as a part of iOS 18 updates.

However, Apple has sealed an AI deal with Altman-led OpenAI, teasing that the iPhone maker still demands Google’s ‘Gemini AI model as an “option”.

Particularly, Apple was operating on its own Ajax AI model for iPhones for on-device text analysis, smart replies and summaries. After using the AI tech by ChatGPT-maker, iPhones will be able to analyse longer bodies of text, image generation and relatable demanding texts.