Published on January 7, 2024, 10:31 pm
Apple is set to make an exciting announcement at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple plans to unveil a range of generative AI-based tools during the event.
In his “Power On” newsletter, Gurman confirmed and expanded on previous reports about Apple’s intentions to introduce new generative AI tools at WWDC, specifically as part of iOS 18. One of the standout features expected to be announced is a revamped version of Siri.
Reports suggest that Apple has been testing its large language model called “Ajax” since early 2023. The company is considering incorporating this technology into its core apps and productivity suite, including Pages and Keynote. With the help of generative AI, these apps could offer auto-completion and auto-summarization features.
The new version of Xcode, Apple’s integrated development environment for macOS, is also said to feature AI capabilities for code completion. Furthermore, Apple Music might utilize generative AI for playlist creation automation. Additionally, the company is exploring how AI can assist with troubleshooting issues through its AppleCare support system.
However, Gurman predicts that it may take until at least 2025 for Apple to fully implement its ambitious generative AI vision. This suggests that not all planned features will be available this year. Competitors like Samsung are likely to highlight any perceived gaps in Apple’s AI offerings in the coming months.
While we anxiously await WWDC in June for more detailed announcements from Apple, it’s worth noting that they have consistently demonstrated their commitment to pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence technology across their product lineup. Stay tuned for updates on how these advances will enhance user experiences on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other Apple platforms.
In other news unrelated to generative AI at WWDC: MacRumors offers comprehensive guides covering all major additions in iOS 17. If you want insights into using new features like the Journal app, spatial video recording, Messages sticker reaction improvements, Action button translate options, and more, be sure to check out their how-to guides. They also delve into the new features introduced in the latest iteration of macOS Sonoma.
Lastly, for those eagerly awaiting Apple’s AR/VR headset – it is scheduled to launch in early 2024. The headset is reported to boast dual 4K displays, gesture tracking capabilities, an M2 chip, and it will come with a price tag of $3,499. Rumors also suggest that Apple has plans to release M3 models in 13.6″ and 15.3″ sizes.
Keep an eye out for updated iPads as well. A refreshed 10.9-inch model and a new 12.9-inch model are expected to be introduced featuring the new M2 chip.
And finally, if you’re on the lookout for revamped MacBook Pro models with OLED displays and powered by the M3 chip, along with a redesigned Magic Keyboard accessory, there might be some exciting news on that front too.
It’s clear that Apple remains committed to pushing technological boundaries across its product lines while leveraging advancements in AI and related technologies through generative AI-based tools. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us at WWDC!