Everything you need to know about Apple Intelligence

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Vision Design
July 2, 2024

Apple is about to change the way we interact with our devices with the introduction of Apple Intelligence. This advanced AI integration, according to Apple, will enhance the user experience across iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Scheduled to launch in beta this autumn with iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia, Apple Intelligence will bring a suite of smart tools and features that promise to make our devices more intuitive, personal and secure. From smarter writing tools and enhanced Siri capabilities to innovative visual expression options and robust privacy measures, here's what you can expect from Apple Intelligence.

Release Date

While Apple hasn't announced a specific date yet for the Apple Intelligence beta launch, we can expect it to happen sometime during the autumn season. Typically, we see iOS and Apple Watch updates just before the new iPhones in September, followed by MacOS updates a little later in October.

Compatible Devices

Here is a list of devices the beta update will be compatible with: 

  • Phone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPad Pro (M1 and later)
  • iPad Air (M1 and later)
  • MacBook Air (M1 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (M1 and later)
  • iMac (M1 and later)
  • Mac Mini (M1 and later)
  • Mac Studio (M1 Max and later)
  • Mac Pro (M2 Ultra)

Key Features

Writing Tools

Apple Intelligence will plan to enhance writing with a suite of new smart tools:

  • Proofreading: It will automatically fix grammar mistakes, typos, and style issues.
  • Summarisation: It will condense lengthy texts into concise summaries.
  • Rewriting: It will rephrase sentences for clarity and readability.
  • Contextual Assistance: It will provide suggestions based on the writing context.
  • Seamless Integration: It will work in Apple apps like Notes, Mail, Pages, and popular third-party apps.

Visual Expression

The Image Playground will aim to boost visual creativity with:

  • Custom Images: It will create personalised images using AI-driven enhancements.
  • Genmoji: It will design unique characters that reflect your personality.
  • Memory Movies: It will automatically generate movies from your photos and videos with music and effects.
  • Sketch Transformation: It will convert rough sketches into polished visuals.
  • Photo Editing: It will effortlessly remove distractions from photos.

Advanced Siri

Siri will receive significant upgrades:

  • Deeper System Integration: It will offer better control and interaction with apps and services.
  • Improved Language Understanding: It will use enhanced natural language processing for complex queries.
  • Contextual Awareness: It will maintain context in conversations.
  • Typing to Siri: It will allow typed requests for discreet interaction.
  • Enhanced Interaction: It will provide more accurate responses and integrate seamlessly with apps.

Privacy Focus

Apple Intelligence will prioritise privacy:

  • On-Device Processing: It will perform most AI tasks on your device, keeping data secure.
  • Private Cloud Compute: It will handle complex tasks securely and anonymously.

Integration with ChatGPT

The integration with ChatGPT will enhance Siri and writing tools:

  • Enhanced Capabilities: It will utilise advanced language processing for better responses.
  • Natural Language Interaction: It will facilitate more intuitive conversations with Siri.
  • Specific Requests: It will provide detailed information and writing assistance without leaving the Apple ecosystem.

Apple Intelligence aims to make AI more personal, intuitive and secure, transforming how you will interact with your devices and simplifying everyday tasks. Are you looking forward to a smarter Apple experience this autumn?