New: 'Apple Intelligence' AI Service for iOS 18 Will Have These Features

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."

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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.

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Top Rated Comments

MacBird Avatar
2 weeks ago
Apple Intelligence sounds like a spy service. :)
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dmr727 Avatar
2 weeks ago
I certainly like hearing that it's opt-in.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
2 weeks ago

Apple Intelligence sounds like a spy service. :)
They had already teased that they were going into the spy business:

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Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icanhazmac Avatar
2 weeks ago

Not iIntelligence? Weird. Missed opportunity.
Not really.

Apple Intelligence = AI
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
abatabia Avatar
2 weeks ago
So only 15 pro and up? Yeah I’m going to run out to upgrade for this. Nope.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iMatt. Avatar
2 weeks ago
Should have called it iAi
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