Wave of Apple Generative AI Tools on Track for WWDC Debut

Apple is on schedule to announce a series of generative AI-based tools at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports.

iOS 18 Mock Siri Feature Baubles
In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman reaffirmed and expanded upon previous comments related to Apple's plans to announce a series of new tools based on generative AI at WWDC as part of iOS 18, including a revamped version of Siri.

The company has reportedly been testing its "Ajax" large language model since early 2023 and is considering using it to add auto-completion and auto-summarizing features to its core apps, as well as its productivity suite including Pages and Keynote. A new version of Xcode will apparently feature AI for code completion. It is also looking at integrating AI into Apple Music to automate playlist creation, in addition using the technology for troubleshooting problems with AppleCare.

However, Gurman believes that "the totality of Apple's generative AI vision will take at least into 2025 to fully scale," suggesting that not all planned features will arrive this year, and competitors like Samsung will do everything they can to highlight Apple's current "deficiency" in the AI space in the coming months.

Top Rated Comments

jayducharme Avatar
8 weeks ago

not all planned features will arrive this year, and competitors like Samsung will do everything they can to highlight Apple's current "deficiency" in the AI space in the coming months
Has anyone considered that users might not want to go down the AI rabbit hole? There might be cases where it's useful and some where it's not. But the tech is being shoved down our throats as if it's some magical solution even though it hasn't yet been fully vetted. I just hope Apple gets it right.

Siri: "Here's what I found about 'gets it right' on the web."
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
neuropsychguy Avatar
8 weeks ago

Meh, my life has been good without “AI” and I don’t see the benefit for myself…
Maybe rather than waiting for iPhone 16 which will force iOS 18 onto me I’ll get a 15 and stay on ios17…
They aren't for everyone but tools like ChatGPT have literally been life-changing for me in my work as a university-based research scientist. I can't get into many details but they're easily as important for me as web search engines have been. While I occasionally use them to help with some writing (emails, nothing scholarly), I mainly have these LLMs help me with coding. I could figure it all out myself (with help from sources online) or have graduate or other students figure it out (or apply for funding to pay others to do it but that can take years...) but with the tools I can expedite everything and save hours to months of time. This means more time to do what's more important.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
t0rqx Avatar
8 weeks ago
Hope they keep working on stuff they introduce, instead of introducing just for introduction. Dynamic Island is an amazing piece of creative solution which was applauded but abandoned and nothing great has come to fruition.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
serpico007 Avatar
8 weeks ago
Here's hoping that Apple out of all the other tech companies pushing AI to keyboards and other devices, gives Apple users the option to not use it. Many of us do not want to use any AI features.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
8 weeks ago
Meh, my life has been good without “AI” and I don’t see the benefit for myself…
Maybe rather than waiting for iPhone 16 which will force iOS 18 onto me I’ll get a 15 and stay on ios17…
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TracerAnalog Avatar
8 weeks ago

Meh, my life has been good without “AI” and I don’t see the benefit for myself…
Maybe rather than waiting for iPhone 16 which will force iOS 18 onto me I’ll get a 15 and stay on ios17…
But but but… your life will be BETTER with AI! ?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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