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  • The new Apple Intelligence features announced at WWDC will not work on most existing iPhones.
  • Due to hardware limitations, only the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will work.
  • It is likely that all iPhone 16 models will be able to use Apple Intelligence, but they will not be available until at least September this year.

Today, at WWDC 2024, Apple finally took a big step into the world of artificial intelligence, or AI. The company announced a slew of new iPhone, iPad, and Mac features under the umbrella of “Apple Intelligence.” This is similar to how Samsung puts all its AI features under Galaxy AI, and Google does the same under Gemini.

Unfortunately, not every iPhone owner will be able to access Apple Intelligence. Due to hardware limitations, only two existing iPhones will support it: the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Thanks to the A17 Pro chipset inside these phones, they are the only ones capable of supporting the on-device AI features launched with Apple Intelligence.