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  • Apple’s A18 and M4 processors will reportedly see a big AI hardware upgrade.
  • This suggests that the iPhone 16 series will be an AI powerhouse.
  • Apple is expected to bring generative AI features to the new iPhones later this year.

Apple has offered a so-called Neural Engine in its iPhone chipsets since 2017, powering AI-related tasks. It seems like this hardware could take a huge leap later this year, according to a new report.

Taiwan’s Economic Daily reports (h/t: Apple Insider) that Apple will “significantly increase the number of built-in AI computing cores” in the A18 chipset and M4 processor. This ostensibly refers to the cores inside Apple’s Neural Engine. Apple’s A18 in particular is expected to power the iPhone 16 series later this year.