Microsoft Expands Copilot App Availability to iOS, Enhancing Generative AI Capabilities for iPhone and iPad Users
Just days after launching a dedicated Copilot app for Android devices, Microsoft has brought parity to iPhone and iPad users by making the same app available on iOS. As spotted by The Verge, the iOS Copilot app mirrors its Android counterpart and is also free to use in a limited capacity without logging in. However, signing in with a Microsoft account unlocks additional features like image generation.
Enabling the latest GPT-4 model from Microsoft’s partner OpenAI requires logging in. While responses may be slower, the quality is better. Considering ChatGPT customers must pay for GPT-4 access, Microsoft’s offering is quite generous.
The Copilot app functionality largely existed already within the Bing apps for Android and iOS. So this move gives Copilot its own dedicated home rather than introducing many new capabilities.
In essence, these generative AI tools can produce text and images based on a few user prompts. You can get Copilot to write a poem, come up with party game ideas, explain complex topics simply, and more. It’s like a supercharged Google Assistant or Siri.
Microsoft continues rapidly advancing Copilot to stay ahead of competing offerings from Apple and Google. With major tech firms improving their own generative AI tools, it seems inevitable that AI will be one of 2024’s hottest trends.
And for those not wanting the phone app, Copilot’s features still exist within Bing online and have been added to Windows 11 and Windows 10 too.