Apple announces AI features at Monday’s WWDC; what to know, how to watch

The keynote speech is on Monday.

Apple was expected to announce Monday at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference that it will begin to integrate artificial intelligence into its major apps and features, according to Bloomberg. And no surprise, it did.

The new AI system will be called Apple Intelligence, and it will be available on new versions of the iPhone, iPad and Mac operating systems.

Update 2:56 p.m. ET, June 10: As expected, Apple announced its partnership with OpenAI on Monday, The Washington Post reported. The AI features will be integrated into several products, including Siri.

The newspaper reported that, despite Apple’s history of promoting the privacy protection its devices offered users, AI is taking over and can’t be overlooked.

The tools will be integrated into Apple’s software and will be able to glean information from various apps on a person’s phone to come up with the results the user wants.

CNBC confirmed that users will have to opt in to using ChatGPT, and it will be free and you won’t have to set up an account. Apple said requests made to ChatGPT and the information won’t be logged.

CNET explained that Siri, which launched in 2011, will suggest connecting to ChatGPT and will ask for permission to share a user’s request with the caveat that they “Check important info for mistakes.”

Apple also plans to partner with other companies in the future, CNET reported.

— Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Original report: In addition, Apple is expected to announce a partnership with OpenAI.

According to reports, the new AI features will be on an opt-in basis.

The AI features will require processing capabilities available on an iPhone 15 Pro or one of the models coming out this year. For iPads or Macs, models with at least an M1 chip will be needed.

In addition, Apple is planning AI features that can quickly recap articles and web pages in the Safari browser.

Apple is also expected to unveil iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS 15, tvOS 18, watchOS 11, and visionOS 2 software updates.

Other features expected to be announced include:

In the Messages app you will see a change to the effects feature. Users will now be able to trigger an effect with individual words instead of sentences.

There will be new icons for Tapbacks which let you quickly respond to a message with images such as a thumbs up or an exclamation point. And users will have the ability to Tapback a message with any emoji.

The upgrades will also mean users can schedule a message to be sent later.

The Health app will have improved blood pressure data management. That will work with a future Apple Watch that will have hypertension detection, Bloomberg reported.

iPhones could be seeing RCS (Rich Communication Services) messaging, a protocol that replaces SMS (Short Message Service) and has many of the features that iMessage has, CNET reported.

According to Apple Insider, the Notes app is expected to gain the ability to record and transcribe audio. It could also be made to generate AI-powered summaries.

Apple’s WWDC keynote presentation begins at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, 1 p.m. Eastern Time.

You can watch it below.

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