Apple enthusiasts have something exciting to look forward to as rumors suggest that the iPhone 16 lineup is set to deliver groundbreaking generative AI features, with the Pro models leaning towards processing them on-device. Apple is likely to unveil the fruits of its generative AI research in its upcoming annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in 2024.

Last month, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman hinted at Apple’s plans for generative AI features. It includes a “smarter version of Siri” with new generative AI capabilities integrated into iOS 18.

One of the notable enhancements in iOS 18 is the interaction of revamped Siri with the Messages app. Like Google’s Bard, now users will be able to ask more complex questions to the GenAI-enriched version of Siri. Additionally, its integration into Apple apps may offer features like auto-generated playlists on Apple Music. It may also include some productivity enhancements in Pages and Keynote, that might help you write with ease.

New iOS 18 brings smarter Siri and AI enhancements, some of which might be exclusive to iPhone 16 models

These generative AI features are no doubt poised to elevate Apple’s software capabilities. But the question remains whether these features will be accessible across various iPhone models or be exclusive to the iPhone 16.

The latest information from the reliable leaker @Tech_Reve suggests that iOS 18 will introduce Apple’s new generative AI features to millions of existing devices. However, they might use the features through the company’s cloud-based systems. But the iPhone 16 lineup (at least Pro models) will likely run at least some of them on-device. Having the capabilities on-device means that you will be able to access them offline. It also provides the possibility of swift responses, like the transcription features on the latest Pixel devices.

As part of Apple’s commitment to AI development, the company is investing $1 billion annually in AI research. With the promise of iOS 18’s GenAI enhancements and the exclusive capabilities of the iPhone 16, we can expect Apple to officially join the Mountain View-based Android developer giant on the AI development game.

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