Apple Likely to Add Google Gemini and Other AI Models to iOS 18

As part of its Apple Intelligence feature set, Apple on Monday announced a partnership with OpenAI that will allow Siri to access ChatGPT directly in iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia to provide better responses in relevant situations.

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In conversation with reporters after the WWDC keynote, Apple's senior VP of software engineering Craig Federighi revealed that as Apple Intelligence evolves, the company eventually wants to give its users a choice between different AI models, and suggested that Google Gemini could be an option in the future.

"We think ultimately people are going to have a preference for certain models they want to use, maybe one that's great for creative writing or one that they prefer for coding," said Federighi. "Maybe Google Gemini in the future. I mean, nothing to announce right now, but that's our direction."

Federighi said that Apple's decision to start with ChatGPT was because the company wanted to "start with the best." ‌Siri‌ will leverage GPT-4o for free, with no need to create an account. Requests are not logged and IP addresses are obscured, while ChatGPT subscribers will also be able to access paid features within the experiences.

Apple Intelligence features are not included in the first beta of iOS 18, and instead will become available for testing over the U.S. summer. iOS 18 is expected to be publicly released in September.

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oldwatery Avatar
2 days ago at 04:28 am
Cool….now show me the off switch!
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kraistt Avatar
2 days ago at 04:40 am

So it was not clear to me watching the videos. Where is the line drawn between the A(pple)I features something built by apple and running on the AS servers and the plugins enabling ChatGPT/Gemini?
i mean, the demo was pretty clear, Siri will suggest using a 3rd party AI to answer the question; you have to accept and then the request is sent to OAI
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nicolas_s Avatar
2 days ago at 05:08 am
It's weird, people have been complaining for years that Apple is late in AI, that Siri is dumb and needs AI, that AI features on other devices like Samsung are so cool compared to Apple.

ChatGPT had the fastest growing user base in history, and everybody seems to love generative AI for everything including writing, photo editing or image generation.

But now that Apple introduced these feature, all of a sudden everybody hates AI ?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
2 days ago at 05:11 am

What is going on, truly? How are the checks and balances supposed to work between Apple and third parties?
Third parties write the checks, Apple checks the balances.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stiksi Avatar
2 days ago at 04:57 am
Seems Apple has no problem leveraging Open AI’s completely unlicensed dataset. Noted. I knew to expect this from Microsoft but I still had a little hope for Apple to do the right thing.

All big tech companies are trying to outrun legislation and grab as much data and IP for their models as they can before it catches up. Privacy and copyright seem to be yesteryear’s things.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Etc_ Avatar
2 days ago at 05:18 am

The drive for embedding AI deep into a variety of OS is at full speed. For a lot of us it’s still not 100 percent clear what is doing what behind the scenes, where the training data and other data sets the current iteration of AI have been “trained” on and what mitigations are in place for security and privacy. Yes they talk about on device AI processing. But a lot of what we do is on device and security remains a concern.

AI undoubtedly has huge benefits but there is a massive rush to be the first. And a patch it later mentality. I mean the legal and moral ramifications have still not been fully communicated and discussed in public for many of these technologies. The ramifications could be huge.
Apple made a smart move during their presentation, in my opinion. They showcased all new systems without the AI Stuff first (never even said it once) and then after that the AI Stuff. For me that seems like they still develope their systems without deep AI integration in mind and just put the whole AI thing on top of that, while still maintaining the impression it is deep embedded. I bet you can disable it entirely and never notice a thing.

Additionally, Google pays Apple a substantial amount of money to remain the default search engine on iPhones. Naturally, Google wants this "arrangement" to extend to AI features as well.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)