Possible Developments for iPhone Users: Apple Acquires AI Start-up DarwinAI

By Consultants Review Team Monday, 25 March 2024

With the acquisition of DarwinAI, a Canadian firm, just months before the iOS 18 software from the iPhone manufacturer was released, Apple stepped up its AI intentions. Employees of DarwinAI, which the business acquired earlier this year, have joined the AI section of the iPhone manufacturer, according to a story by Bloomberg that quoted "people with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified because the deal hasn't been announced."

According to the article, DarwinAI develops technology that enables "inspection of components during the manufacturing process." The business has also produced technology that enables the development of quicker and smaller AI systems.

"Apple, which is focused on running AI on devices rather than entirely in the cloud, could benefit from that," the statement said. Furthermore, according to Bloomberg, Apple has some really talented employees to assist with AI development as iOS 18 takes shape, including Alexander Wong, "an AI researcher at the University of Waterloo who helped build the business."

What about Apple's intentions for iOS 18?

After Apple CEO Tim Cook recently told shareholders that the company will "break new ground" in AI in 2024, earlier Bloomberg Apple commentator Mark Gurman stated in his Power On newsletter that iOS 18 is "seen within the company as one of the biggest iOS updates—if not the biggest—in the company's history."

The iPhone's iOS will change drastically as a result of Apple acquiring DarwinAI. Since Apple continues to place a high priority on privacy, iOS 18 may have supplementary AI technologies with strict limitations that consumers may utilize.

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