Mark Gurman of Bloomberg claims that when Apple Intelligence is released later this year as part of iOS 18, Apple may include Google’s Gemini AI integration. During the keynote address of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024, Apple said that it will be collaborating with OpenAI to integrate the latter’s ChatGPT artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot into the iPhone OS. Although Google’s AI model was not mentioned by the company during the event, the tech giant acknowledged in a post-event conversation that it is investigating the integration of different third-party AI models.

Apple is attempting to integrate Google’s Gemini AI

Gurman restated in the most recent edition of his Power On newsletter that, contrary to what was widely circulated early last week, Apple was not in negotiations with Meta to include Llama 3 in iOS 18. Claude AI from Anthropic and Google Gemini are being included into the phones of the tech giant, he continues.

By the time Apple Intelligence is completely implemented, the paper suggests that, given the appropriate circumstances, Apple may be able to provide both Gemini and ChatGPT. The iPhone manufacturer may postpone some AI functions until late 2024 or early 2025, according to prior sources.

The Mail app’s AI capabilities and Swift Assist for Xcode, which will be ready by year’s end, are apparently among the features that have been postponed. Furthermore, the majority of Siri’s AI features won’t be accessible until 2025.

Although Gurman’s study suggests that Gemini can be made available to customers concurrently with ChatGPT, Apple said at WWDC 2024 that it intends to look for outside AI models to integrate with the iPhone.

Craig Federighi, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering at Apple, said that the business is looking at joint ventures with Google and Anthropic in a post-WWDC conversation with YouTuber iJustine.

With the next OS upgrade, a suite of on-device and cloud-based services called Apple Intelligence will be accessible across all apps and interfaces on iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices.