AI in Your Pocket: ChatGPT Launches iPhone App

Enlarge / Screenshots of the ChatGPT iPhone app supplied by OpenAI.


On Thursday, OpenAI launched a free ChatGPT app for iPhone within the US that features voice enter assist by way of its Whisper AI speech recognition mannequin; it may additionally synchronize chat historical past with the net model of the AI assistant. The transfer brings ChatGPT to an official cell shopper app for the primary time.

ChatGPT, which launched in November, is an AI language mannequin tuned for conversational enter. Since then, it has expanded into a flexible AI assistant that may assist with duties akin to thought era, compositional assist, observe summarization, personalised recommendation on varied matters, and formatting or processing of textual content. It may additionally doubtlessly function an academic useful resource if you happen to belief the accuracy of its solutions, that are typically inaccurate (we advocate double-checking something it tells you).

Like on the ChatGPT web site, customers should log in to the ChatGPT app with an OpenAI account to make use of it, and the AI processing takes place off the system on OpenAI’s servers, so it requires an Web connection.

ChatGPT Plus subscribers have entry to comparable options as the net model, akin to GPT-4, guarantees of “early entry” to new options, and sooner response instances. In our checks we didn’t see beta entry for ChatGPT with Looking or ChatGPT Plugins.


In our early experiments with the brand new app, we discovered a bare-bones however practical software that serves as a a lot better interface to ChatGPT than making an attempt to make use of the ChatGPT web site by way of a cell browser. Early checks of the Whisper-based voice recognition proved buggy (typically returning errors), maybe because of overloaded servers on OpenAI’s half, however these points is perhaps resolved quickly.

OpenAI has began the app’s rollout within the US, with plans to broaden to extra nations within the coming weeks. “We’re wanting to see how you employ the app. As we collect consumer suggestions, we’re dedicated to steady characteristic and security enhancements for ChatGPT,” writes OpenAI in an announcement weblog put up. Based on OpenAI, “The discharge of the ChatGPT app for iOS is a step in the direction of our objective of changing state-of-the-art analysis into sensible instruments, whereas frequently rising their accessibility.”

OpenAI has additionally confirmed plans to launch the ChatGPT app for Android gadgets “quickly,” extending the provision of this software to a broader vary of cell customers.

In true App Retailer vogue, a seek for the app throughout the App Retailer app itself leads to many junk outcomes, so your greatest guess for locating the app comes from clicking a direct App Retailer hyperlink in your system, like this one.