Apple reportedly said ‘No’ to Meta AI chatbot integration; partner with OpenAI for iOS 18 instead

Apple and Meta recently engaged in discussions about the possibility of integrating Meta’s AI chatbot into iOS 18, as reported of The Wall Street Journal. However, Apple ultimately refused to cooperate, citing disagreements over Meta’s privacy policy. Bloomberg news source disclosure that Apple rejected this proposal a few months ago, at the same time they were looking for partnerships with OpenAI and Google.

Apple chooses OpenAI’s ChatGPT for iOS 18

At WWDC 2024, Apple announced a collaboration with OpenAI to incorporate ChatGPT into Siri and Apple Intelligence in iOS 18. This move allows users to choose ChatGPT when Apple’s native AI fails to respond to queries. Apple emphasized that additional AI platforms will be supported in the future, emphasizing its commitment to providing diverse choices for users.

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Meta AI launched in India

Meanwhile, Meta has started rolling out Meta AI across India, bringing it to WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Messenger and communication. The initiative begins with English language support and the introduction of Meta’s latest general AI model, Llama 3, released earlier this year.

Meta AI aims to assist users with daily decisions and tasks in their social apps. For example, users can leverage Meta AI on WhatsApp to easily find restaurant recommendations, or on Facebook to gather instant insights on posts in their feed. On Instagram, AI can provide creative tips and come up with ideas that match the user’s interests.

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The AI ​​assistant scene heats up

The launch of Meta AI in India comes on the heels of Apple’s strategic move to integrate ChatGPT into iOS, signaling increasingly fierce competition in the AI ​​assistant landscape. Apple’s decision to partner with OpenAI underscores its preference for ChatGPT capabilities while maintaining future collaboration with Google.

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Apple Intelligence: Phased rollout

Apple Intelligence, expected to launch later this year with iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia updates, will initially support US English on iPhone 15 Pro, iPad, and Mac models equipped with the M1 chip or newer. Support for additional languages ​​and regions will be implemented gradually.


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