Apple push into AI could spark smartphone upgrade ‘supercycle’

Apple push into AI could spark smartphone upgrade ‘supercycle’

Only most powerful iPhones will meet processing requirements to run new Siri and Apple Intelligence features

Apple’s big push into AI – which the company insists stands for “Apple Intelligence” – could spark an upgrade “supercycle”, with the intense processing requirements for the souped-up Siri limiting it to only the most powerful iPhones currently on the market.

The company risks angering users who will update to iOS 18 this autumn to discover that even a brand-new iPhone 15 is unable to run features such as automatic transcription, image generation and a smarter, more conversational voice assistant.

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