Apple will pay to integrate ChatGPT into the iPhone

Apple is nearing an agreement with OpenAI to integrate their ChatGPT technology into the iPhone, marking a significant move in its efforts to incorporate artificial intelligence capabilities into its devices, sources familiar with the matter revealed.

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The negotiations between the two companies have progressed towards finalizing terms for incorporating ChatGPT features into Apple’s iOS 18, the upcoming iPhone operating system. However, these sources, who preferred anonymity due to the confidential nature of the situation, cautioned that the discussions are ongoing.

Additionally, Apple has engaged in discussions with Alphabet Inc.’s Google regarding the potential licensing of its Gemini chatbot. While these talks remain ongoing, no agreement has been reached thus far.

Should an agreement with OpenAI materialize, Apple would be poised to introduce a popular chatbot as part of a host of new AI features set to be unveiled next month. Reports from April suggested that discussions with OpenAI had intensified.

However, it’s important to note that there is no certainty regarding the timing of any potential announcement.

Representatives from Apple, OpenAI, and Google declined to comment on the matter.

Apple is gearing up to make significant strides in the field of artificial intelligence at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference scheduled for June. As part of this initiative, the company intends to leverage data centres equipped with its proprietary in-house processors to power upcoming AI features.

Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook disclosed his personal use of OpenAI’s ChatGPT while acknowledging the need to address certain issues. He pledged that new AI features would be introduced to Apple’s products thoughtfully and deliberately.

During Apple’s recent earnings conference call, Cook emphasized the company’s confidence in its AI capabilities, citing its unique blend of seamless hardware, software, and services integration as a competitive advantage in the evolving AI landscape.