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Apple said to be finalising deal with OpenAI to put ChatGPT on the iPhone

By Shawn Tan - on 13 May 2024, 9:20am

Apple said to be finalising deal with OpenAI to put ChatGPT on the iPhone

Apple and OpenAI are said to be finalising a deal to use ChatGPT features on the iPhone. (Image source: OpenAI)

Weeks after reports surfaced that Apple resumed discussions with OpenAI to power some generative AI features on the next iPhone, Bloomberg says both companies are finalising terms for a deal. 

Sources told Bloomberg that Apple wants to offer "a popular chatbot" powered by ChatGPT as part of a suite of generative AI features in iOS 18. However, there is "no guarantee" that the deal "will be announced imminently"

Apple is believed to be testing an internal chatbot that engineers refer to as "Apple GPT". However, its output is restricted to product prototyping and answering questions based on the data provided by Apple to train it.

Bloomberg added that Apple is still in talks with Google to license Gemini to power AI features on the iPhone, but the talks have not resulted in an agreement. 

Besides OpenAI and Google, Apple reportedly approached Baidu to use its AI models for the iPhone since Google has little to no presence in China.

Apple has said that it will be sharing the details of its ongoing work in AI at WWDC 2024, which takes place next month on 10 June. The company is rumoured to be using on-device and cloud-computing servers equipped with the M2 Ultra chip to power some generative AI features in iOS 18. 

Source: Bloomberg via 9to5Mac

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