All the AI headed to iPhone, Mac and iPad

Here's how Apple will incorporate AI into its products.

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TechCrunch produced an amusing video summary of the Google I/O event last week, reducing the two-hour keynote to a stream of mentions of the word “AI.”

Even Google got in on the game, using its own Gemini AI to summarize the event. According to Gemini, “AI” was mentioned no fewer than 120 times.

Microsoft, too, is all over artificial intelligence. On Monday, the company introduced a new line of laptops and Surface tablets heavily infused with AI-powered features.

And, of course, Apple will be getting in the game at WWDC in less than a month’s time, with a raft of AI additions to its products and software platforms. Here’s what to expect from Apple on the AI front.

Also in today’s newsletter:

  • I love my Sonos speakers. And if I had a spare $450, I’d be all over these new Sonos Ace headphones, which look, well, pretty ace. They should give AirPods Max a run for their money.

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  • The longer Apple’s Top 100 best album countdown goes on, the more I disagree with the choices.

  • The new StreamSaver bundle of Apple TV+, Netflix and Peacock is a good deal at $15 a month. (If only Hulu and Disney+ were included as well! Oh, and Max too!)

— Leander Kahney, EIC.

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You know how you see a show car, and it's really cool, and then four years later you see the production car, and it sucks? And you go, ‘What happened? They had it! They had it in the palm of their hands! They grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory!’ What happened was, the designers came up with this really great idea. Then they take it to the engineers, and the engineers go, 'Nah, we can't do that. That's impossible.' And so it gets a lot worse. Then they take it to the manufacturing people, and they go, 'We can't build that!' And it gets a lot worse.

— Steve Jobs, 1997.

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