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The new Passwords app for iPhone, iPad, Vision Pro, Mac and Windows, lets users store all of their passwords, including verification codes, app passwords, Wi-Fi passwords, Passkeys and more. Its new Passwords app, introduced at Apple's WWDC 2024 earlier this week, is one more solution to help protect online accounts and manage multiple logins. Password managers, like the Apple Password app, log different passwords, passcodes and logins securely under a safe account. You can't underestimate the amount of effort they will put into making sure that is locked down, and those are all tied into Apple IDs, Apple passwords. Apple Intelligence, its entry into AI, will leverage cloud-based models on special servers using Apple Silicon to ensure that user data is private and secure.
Persons: Cser, Gadjo Sevilla, eMarketer, That's, Andras Cser, Forrester,, LastPass, Sevilla, Siri, Elon Musk, We're, John Giannandrea Organizations: Windows, IBM, Apple, Google, Microsoft, iOS, Facebook, OpenAI, Apple Intelligence, Machine Locations: WWDC
Nic Coury | AFP | Getty ImagesApple fully embraced artificial intelligence on Monday, as company executives explained the features and reasoning behind Apple Intelligence, the company's new AI software suite. Much of the AI development that has captured investor and technological interest has focused on building or securing ever-more powerful supercomputers equipped with Nvidia chips to develop even more power-hungry AI models. Apple's AI is mostly on your deviceApple Intelligence unveiled during Apple's WWDC2024 in Cupertino, Calif. on June 10th. Apple executives don't refer to this strategy as using one or multiple models, just "Apple Intelligence." Apple's AI can summarize and rewrite documents, generate small images, and translate conversations in real-time.
Persons: Tim Cook, John Giannandrea, Craig Federighi, Nic Coury, Apple, Federighi, Siri, Giannandrea, We're, we're, Apple's Organizations: Developers, AFP, Getty, Apple, Apple Intelligence, Microsoft, Google, Software, Nvidia, Apple Inc Locations: Cupertino , California, Cupertino , Calif
Read previewTech watchers expecting a sweeping partnership announcement between Apple and OpenAI were probably disappointed on Monday. The Cupertino-based giant unveiled its generative AI strategy, "Apple Intelligence," during its keynote presentation at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. very happy to be partnering with apple to integrate chatgpt into their devices later this year! AdvertisementAside from poaching talent and working with external partners like OpenAI, Apple has also worked with TSMC to make AI chips for its data centers. Making chips would go a long way toward securing Apple's AI supremacy since, unlike most companies, it would not have to rely completely on chip giant Nvidia.
Persons: , Mark Gurman, OpenAI, Apple, Craig Federighi, Federighi, Sam Altman didn't, Altman, — Sam Altman, Siri, John Giannandrea, TSMC, Gene Munster, Apple didn't Organizations: Service, Apple, Apple Intelligence, Business, Microsoft, Meta, Nvidia, Financial Times, BI Locations: Cupertino
5 things to know before the stock market opens
  + stars: | 2024-06-11 | by ( Sean Conlon | )   time to read: +4 min
At Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, the company unveiled "Apple Intelligence" – its long-awaited AI software. Apple CEO Tim Cook stressed privacy and personalization with the system, moving beyond AI into "personal intelligence." Siri will also be getting some upgrades with Apple Intelligence, and Apple announced that Siri will also be able to tap into ChatGPT when needed through the company's partnership with OpenAI. The activist hedge fund has taken a $1.9 billion stake in Southwest Airlines , which makes it one of the airline's biggest investors. This follows a number of other stakes the firm has built within the past two months, such as a $2.5 billion stake in Texas Instruments, a $2 billion stake in SoftBank and a $1 billion stake in Anglo American.
Persons: Tim Cook, John Giannandrea, Craig Federighi, Nic Coury, Siri, Elliott, Gary Hershorn, it's, Bob Jordan, Gary Kelly, Fred Tanneau, Stephane Bancel, Francis Scott Key, Michael A Organizations: Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Nvidia, Apple, Developers, AFP, Getty, Apple Intelligence, OpenAI, Max, Southwest Airlines, Hollywood International Airport, Corbis, Elliott Management, Texas, Moderna, Afp, Francis Scott Key Bridge, McCoy, Washington Post Locations: Cupertino , California, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale , Florida, SoftBank, U.S, Baltimore
Winning the AI race has long been a goal of Apple's. The company brought in Google's AI chief John Giannandrea to lead their AI efforts back in 2018. But cultural clashes and insufficient computing resources set Apple's ambitions back. AdvertisementApple might seem like a laggard in the AI race right now, but it wasn't for lack of trying. The Cupertino-based tech giant aimed to dominate the field when it recruited Google's AI chief, John Giannandrea, back in 2018.
Persons: John Giannandrea, , Google's Organizations: Service, Street, Business Locations: Cupertino
Apple executives knew they needed to upgrade Siri after they started using ChatGPT. The company's software chiefs spent weeks using the OpenAI chatbot before making the decision. AdvertisementApple executives realized their digital assistant Siri badly needed an upgrade after they began testing OpenAI's chatbot, ChatGPT. Unlike most tech giants, Apple has remained relatively coy about how it intends to compete in the field of AI. The Sam Altman-led AI company has long been on Apple's radar, with Cook admitting in an interview with Good Morning America last year that he, too, uses ChatGPT.
Persons: Siri, , Craig Federighi, John Giannandrea, Giannandrea, Tim Cook ., Apple didn't, Cook, hasn't, Sam Altman Organizations: Apple, Developers, Service, New York Times, BI, Developers Conference, coy, Microsoft, Meta, Google, Financial Times, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Street, OpenAI, Bloomberg, Good Morning America Locations: Cupertino
Apple’s top software executives decided early last year that Siri, the company’s virtual assistant, needed a brain transplant. The decision came after the executives Craig Federighi and John Giannandrea spent weeks testing OpenAI’s new chatbot, ChatGPT. Introduced in 2011 as the original virtual assistant in every iPhone, Siri had been limited for years to individual requests and had never been able to follow a conversation. The realization that new technology had leapfrogged Siri set in motion the tech giant’s most significant reorganization in more than a decade. race, Apple has made generative A.I.
Persons: Siri, Craig Federighi, John Giannandrea Organizations: Apple Locations: San Francisco, New York
Why handle the mess of AI by itself when it can pass it on to someone else? AdvertisementApple does, of course, want an AI strategy, despite all the mess the technology brings with it. Fresh AI features could help Apple boost falling iPhone sales in China. Fresh generative AI features could give iPhones the extra edge they need to boost sales again. In addition, Apple will have several new AI features based on its own, homegrown LLM models we expect to be unveiled at WWDC this June.
Persons: , Tim Cook, they've, Apple, Perfectionism, Steve Jobs, Cook, OpenAI's GPT, Dan Ives Organizations: Service, Google, Bloomberg, Apple, Business, Publishing, Getty, Worldwide Locations: China, China —
Read previewThe last thing Tim Cook needs this year is for the iPhone to give him a headache. Unfortunately for Apple, that task could be complicated as signs emerge that its workhorse gadget needs a revamp. In its most recent quarter, Apple generated almost $70 billion of its $119.6 billion total revenue from iPhone sales. China, Apple's most important international market, has started to sour on iPhones, bucking a trend of growth in other regions. Apple's AI efforts, led by ex-Googler and senior vice president John Giannandrea, could introduce several AI features to iPhones that offer an edge over Chinese competitors.
Persons: , Tim Cook, Cook, Steve Jobs, Paul Sakuma, Will Wong, Wong, Wang Gang, Gene Munster, Munster, Dan Ives, John Giannandrea, Siri, Jobs Organizations: Service, Apple, Vision, Business, Macworld, Counterpoint Research, Vivo, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, IDC's, Devices, Research, Asset Management Locations: Cupertino, China, Greater China, Beijing, Singapore, IDC's Asia
Everyone has been waiting for Tim Cook to talk about Apple's foray into AI. The comments come as Apple's Big Tech rivals benefit from their early moves in the technology. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementIt's been a long time coming, but Tim Cook is finally talking about artificial intelligence on his own terms. CEO Satya Nadella described the period as one in which the company "moved from talking about AI to applying AI at scale."
Persons: Tim Cook, , It's, Mark Zuckerberg, Josh Edelson, Satya Nadella, Mark Gurman, John Giannandrea, Craig Federighi, Cook, Christoph Dernbach, Goldman, Mike Ng, We've Organizations: Big Tech, Service, Apple, Apple's Big Tech, , Google, Meta, Microsoft, Amazon, Getty, Vision, Apple Vision Pro, Huawei Locations: AFP, China
Since the AI boom began, Apple has been quieter about incorporating the new technology than its peers. To catch up, the company is planning updates to Siri that incorporate AI. His employees are reworking a "smarter " Siri that uses them, per Bloomberg. AdvertisementAdvertisementBut Apple's lag doesn't mean they haven't been thinking of AI before this year: "We've been doing research across a wide range of AI technologies, including generative AI, for years," Cook told Reuters in August. AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd to be sure, while Apple's AI push may have been muted, it is predominantly a hardware company.
Persons: Siri, , John Giannandrea, Craig Federighi —, Per Forbes, hasn't, Apple, it's, Tim Cook, We've, Cook Organizations: Apple, Bloomberg, Service, Meta, Microsoft, Google, Worldwide, Reuters, Ajax —, Ajax
Apple is on track to spend $1 billion per year on developing its generative artificial intelligence products, Bloomberg reported. The spending comes as the company plays catch-up to some competitors who have already debuted new AI products and features, such as Google , Microsoft and Amazon , according to the report Sunday. Apple uses AI in its products but hasn't launched a generative AI product along the lines of OpenAI's ChatGPT or Google Bard. For the latter, Apple would use AI to create auto-generated playlists like Spotify does via its partnership with OpenAI. The company is also exploring using AI in Xcode to assist app developers, according to the report.
Persons: Tim Cook, hasn't, Google Bard, Apple GPT, Siri, John Giannandrea, Craig Federighi, Eddy, wasn't Organizations: Apple, Bloomberg, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Ajax, OpenAI
Apple considered buying Bing from Microsoft in 2018
  + stars: | 2023-10-05 | by ( Kif Leswing | )   time to read: +6 min
Apple executives have said they picked Google because it's the best search engine, not primarily because of Google's payments. The deal with Microsoft wasn't completed and Giannandrea said he believed Apple CEO Tim Cook told Microsoft it wasn't going forward. Google pays Apple as much as $19 billion per year to be the default search engine on Apple products, according to an estimate . Microsoft was interested in Apple paying for improvements to the search engine, Giannandrea said, including expanding it to additional international markets. He also compared Bing and Google search in 2021 to see the progress Microsoft had made and found Google was significantly better at mobile queries.
Persons: Gabriel Weinberg, Apple, Giannandrea, Adrian Perica, Bing, Microsoft wasn't, Tim Cook, Siri, Apple's, John Giannandrea, he's, Cook, Satya Nadella Organizations: Google, Apple, Department, Bing, Microsoft, CNBC, DOJ
But it also shows how Apple has wrestled with Google’s rise and how some at Apple yearned for “optionality.” Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. (Last week, Nadella testified that he has spent every year of his tenure as CEO trying to persuade Apple to adopt Bing.) He made a similar argument internally about DuckDuckGo, saying in an email that moving ahead with that partnership was “probably a bad idea.” (DuckDuckGo licenses search results from Bing.) Still, Giannandrea testified, some within Apple thought that dealing with Bing in some fashion could yield benefits to Apple. Apple today has the enormous resources to build a true rival to Google, Giannandrea testified.
Persons: Microsoft’s Bing, they’ve, Gabriel Weinberg, John Giannandrea, Apple, Apple didn’t, Laura Jones, Jeff Chiu, Giannandrea, Bing, Tim Cook, Satya Nadella, Nadella, DuckDuckGo, Weinberg, Jakub Porzycki, ” Weinberg, , Apple’s, Cook, Bing “, , Adrian Perica, ” Giannandrea, “ it’s Organizations: CNN, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Cook, Bing, Mozilla, Opera, Samsung Locations: Bing, San Francisco
A redacted transcript unsealed late on Wednesday showed DuckDuckGo had struck a deal with Apple in 2014 to be shown as an option on Apple devices. Soon after, DuckDuckGo began pressing Apple to be made the default choice for users who wanted to work in privacy mode, which limited data collected on the user. DuckDuckGo has about 2.5% of the search market, he testified. In those meetings, Weinberg said, Apple executives would bring up the concern that its distribution agreements with Google may bar the change. The Justice Department has said that Google, which has some 90% of the search market, pays some $10 billion annually to Apple, other smartphone makers and others to be the default search.
Persons: Eric Gaillard, DuckDuckGo, Gabriel Weinberg, Weinberg, Apple, Apple's John Giannandrea, Bing, Giannandrea, Diane Bartz, Richard Chang, Marguerita Choy Organizations: REUTERS, Rights, Apple, Google, Thomson
Apple once considered replacing Google as its default search engine in private browsing mode on its products in favor of DuckDuckGo, according to recently unsealed testimony by the rival search CEO. DuckDuckGo first got a response from Apple about its idea to become the default search engine in private browsing in 2016, Weinberg said. DuckDuckGo claims its search engine greatly reduces the amount of tracking that is still possible in other search engines, even while on private browsing mode. DuckDuckGo presented Apple executives with data about what Apple users expect from private browsing mode, which Weinberg said he'd thought "was pretty compelling." DuckDuckGO estimated its market share "would increase multiple times over" just by becoming the default in private browsing mode.
Persons: Gabriel Weinberg, Apple, Weinberg, Apple's, DuckDuckGo, Craig Federighi, he'd, Adler, John Giannandrea, Giannandrea, Apple didn't Organizations: DuckDuckGo Inc, Washington , D.C, Google, CNBC, Department, Apple, Microsoft, Bing, Worldwide Developers Conference, Samsung, Mozilla, Opera, YouTube Locations: Washington ,, Cupertino , California, Cupertino
It revolves around how Google pays partners to promote its search engine on their products. A law expert said the DOJ has a "pretty strong" case but has big hurdles to prove Google is liable. Much of the trial's outcome will be predicated on whether the deals Google made to promote its search engine excluded healthy competition. It's easy to switch your default search engine – we're long past the era of dial-up internet and CD-ROMs," Google's Walker said in a statement. It could also mirror a European Union decision to make Google give Android users a choice of search engine when they first set up their devices.
Persons: Harry First, Global Affairs Kent Walker, Amit Mehta, Google's Walker, William E, Kovacic, David Olson, Bing, Judge Mehta, Eddy, John Giannandrea, Adrian Perica, Sundar Pichai, Olson Organizations: Google, Department of Justice, DOJ, Service, Apple, Microsoft, NYU Law School, Global Affairs, George Washington University, Boston College, Reuters, Union, Street Locations: Wall, Silicon
Apple execs lose bid to block testimony at Google antitrust trial
  + stars: | 2023-09-05 | by ( )   time to read: +3 min
Three senior Apple executives have lost their bid to stop the U.S. Justice Department from calling them as witnesses in the government's upcoming trial accusing Alphabet's Google of abusing its search power. Cue oversees Apple Music, Apple TV and other services. The Justice Department declined to comment. Google and its lawyers have denied any wrongdoing in the case, one of two Justice Department antitrust lawsuits against Google. The case is United States v. Google, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, No.
Persons: Alphabet's, Eduardo Cue, John Giannandrea, Adrian Perica —, Judge Amit Mehta, Perica, John Schmidtlein, Mehta, Apple Organizations: Apple Computers, Apple, U.S . Justice, Washington , D.C, U.S, Companies, Cue, Apple Music, Google, Justice Department, District of Columbia, APM Locations: Silicon Valley, Cupertino , California, Washington ,, Mehta's court, United States, U.S
July 19 (Reuters) - Apple (AAPL.O) is working on artificial intelligence (AI) offerings similar to OpenAI's ChatGPT and Google's Bard, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, sending its shares up as much as 2% to a record high. Apple has, however, subtly pushed advanced AI in some of its products such as Apple Photos, on device texting, and the recently launched mixed-reality headset Vision Pro. Apple's core AI product, voice assistant Siri, has also stagnated over the years. The Bloomberg report said several teams are involved in the latest AI effort, which is led by John Giannandrea, the company's head of machine learning and AI, and Craig Federighi, Apple's top software engineering executive. Employees say the tool essentially replicates Bard, ChatGPT and Bing AI, and works as a web application.
Persons: Google's Bard, Apple, Siri, John Giannandrea, Craig Federighi, ChatGPT, Bing, Yuvraj Malik, Devika Organizations: Bloomberg, Microsoft, Nvidia, Apple, Employees, Thomson Locations: Bengaluru
Apple is working on its own AI large language model, the WSJ reported. Its efforts are being led by Google's former AI chief and Tim Cook says it plans to "weave" AI into products. Apple has also told some employees to limit their use of ChatGPT and other external AI tools, per the WSJ. Apple is working on its own AI and restricting its staff's ChatGPT use over privacy concerns, The Wall Street Journal reported. Apple is also telling some employees to limit their use of ChatGPT and other external AI tools, according to an internal document seen by the Journal.
Apple is having a hard time convincing workers that Siri can keep up with new AI rivals. Apple lost three top engineers working on AI technology to Google, The Information reported. It's the latest example of how far behind Apple is seen to be on AI versus Google and OpenAI. Apple has lost three top engineers working on ChatGPT-like technology to Google, in a sign the iPhone-maker is struggling to supercharge its AI efforts and Siri as large language models go mainstream. They were personally poached by Google CEO Sundar Pichai after shunning Apple boss Tim Cook's efforts to keep them, the report said.
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