New iPhone 16 Leak Reveals Apple’s Late Decision – My Blog

Up to date November 13: article initially posted November 11.

Google promoted its Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Professional as the primary AI-first smartphones. Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset is constructed round delivering AI experiences to flagship smartphones. Samsung is making ready to deliver AI to the forefront of the extremely anticipated Galaxy S telephones.

The iPhone isn't a part of the AI dialog… How will Tim Cook dinner and his crew catch up and convey AI to the iPhone 16 Professional alongside the deliberate {hardware} enhancements?

Apple's Siri on show (Photograph Illustration by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek through Getty Photos)

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Replace: Monday November 13: Writing for Bloomberg, reporter Mark Gurman notes that the brand new AI-based software program that can come as a part of iOS 18 can be extra vital than most years as a result of the iPhone 16 and 16 Professional is not going to have any vital options that can promote the telephones on their very own:

"The following technology of Apple's software program — iOS 18 and different working techniques due subsequent 12 months — is much more vital than ordinary. The corporate is racing to meet up with Google and OpenAI in generative AI, and iOS 18 is poised to deliver such know-how to the iPhone. The iOS replace additionally must be extra-impressive as a result of the iPhone 16's {hardware} received't have any main advances subsequent 12 months. So Apple is banking on the software program to promote folks on the brand new fashions."

This places extra strain on the iOS and AI groups inside Apple to not solely get it proper however get it proper and be spectacular on the identical time. Given the current delay to iOS growth because of the quantity of bug fixes and stability points that have to be addressed, Apple's strategy to AI isn't just one among catching up with the Android competitors however attempting to seize the momentum of the dialog already dominated by Google and its companions.

Apple CEO Tim Cook dinner delivers the opening keynote handle the Apple Worldwide Developer Convention … [+] (Photograph by Justin Sullivan/Getty Photos)

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Whereas the Android ecosystem has been vocal about its use of AI, from providing simple-to-understand buzzwords to providing beautiful examples of on a regular basis AI makes use of, Apple has not been a part of the dialog. The launch of the iPhone 15 noticed the main target positioned on the elevated digicam high quality and using titanium in building.

How will Apple ship AI experiences to devoted followers and the broader shopper market within the subsequent technology of iPhones?

Famous Apple commentator @Tech_Reve has printed quite a few particulars on Apple's AI plans. One which can be seen to customers is constructed round using the big language mannequin. Apple is growing its personal LLM reasonably than utilizing an current mannequin comparable to ChatGPT. This can be utilized in a brand new model of Siri, permitting the digital assistant to make use of extra pure language and speech patterns.

These will probably be demonstrated at Apple's Worldwide Developer Convention in June 2024. Apple historically launches the brand new model of iOS at WWDC and the tight integration demanded by an AI-powered Siri will little doubt be a key a part of iOS 18.

Beforehand, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has highlighted different AI areas Apple is trying to exploit, together with providing writing help in Pages, presentation deck building in Keynotes, and auto-generating playlists in Apple Music.

What can be price watching is simply how a lot of this Apple can implement on-device and the way a lot will have to be offloaded to the cloud. It's probably that the subsequent iPhone Apple Silicon chipset—the presumptively named A18—can have AI {hardware} capabilities constructed into the {hardware}, simply as you discover in Google's Tensor and Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipsets.

That's fantastic for these keen to pay for a model new iPhone 16 (and presumably solely these trying to buy a costlier iPhone 16 Professional and 16 Professional Max variants), however what in regards to the overwhelming majority of current iPhones that can assist iOS 18? Will they be left behind because the late-running AI prepare departs Cupertino?

One possibility could also be to separate the providing. Excessive-intensity AI work may very well be offloaded to the cloud whereas a subset of options might run domestically on the iPhone, so long as the {hardware} provides sufficient efficiency. For older or slower iPhones, extra of the AI processing might have to be moved into the cloud… a call that may permit for extra correct and sooner outcomes however might come into battle with Apple's publicly acknowledged want to maintain and course of as a lot consumer information on the gadget as attainable.

In all this, the Android-powered competitors will have the ability to outline what it means to supply AI on a smartphone. Irrespective of the quiet use of AI for options comparable to spellchecking, Apple has been unable to catch the general public's creativeness. It missed the most effective second to take action in September when it launched the iPhone 15 household.

Apple is historically reticent to verify any of its future plans. With the entire main gamers within the Android ecosystem taking a vocal and visual lead in delivering AI-powered smartphones at present, the iPhone must grow to be a part of that dialogue. Whereas we'd not learn a press launch from Apple on its AI iPhone plans, I've little doubt that we'll hear so much in regards to the plans from numerous sources subsequent 12 months.

And perhaps the iPhone 16 Professional will lastly permit Apple to hitch the AI revolution.

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