Apple’s AI future hinted at with new iPad – Science & Tech

Revolutionizing Mobile AI: Apple’s Latest iPad Pro and M4 Chip

Apple has announced the release of a new line of iPad tablets that are powered by an AI chip, signaling the company’s move towards integrating artificial intelligence into its devices. The latest version of the iPad Pro features a new chip called the M4, which is more powerful than the one currently used in Apple’s laptops. This new chip is designed to handle more power-hungry AI tasks, making the iPad Pro the most powerful device of its kind, according to Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technologies, Johny Srouji.

The iPad Pro and ultralight iPad Air mark Apple’s first updates to its iPad lineup in two years, ending the company’s longest period without upgrades since the tablet was launched in 2010. Apple is expected to make more significant AI announcements at its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 10, with the M4 chip likely playing a key role in these announcements.

Critics have previously accused Apple of being slow to embrace AI technology, with Microsoft surpassing Apple as the world’s biggest company by market capitalization. However, Microsoft has fully embraced AI technology and has incorporated AI-enhanced versions of its software and applications as well as introduced tools like Copilot chat functionality for its cloud computing clients. Analysts anticipate that the powers of the M4 chip could enhance other Apple products such as iPhones and laptops.

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook sees generative AI as a significant opportunity across all their products and emphasizes its importance in their future endeavors. After their latest earnings report, Cook expressed his optimism about how AI technology could enhance their products and improve user experience for customers worldwide.

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