Apple Inc. is nearing an agreement with OpenAI to implement ChatGPT into its iPhone operating system, with the intention to unveil this collaboration at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

The discussions, aimed at integrating ChatGPT into the upcoming iOS 18, highlight Apple’s strategic enhancement of its devices with artificial intelligence capabilities. Despite ongoing discussions, the final terms are still being negotiated, and there has yet to be a formal announcement.

Simultaneously, Apple has engaged in negotiations with Alphabet Inc.’s Google to potentially license the Gemini chatbot technology, though these talks have not yet produced an agreement. This potential partnership reflects Apple’s broader ambition to expand its AI features, supported by its proprietary data centers and processors.

CEO Tim Cook emphasized the significance of AI in Apple’s future during the company’s recent earnings call. He acknowledged the transformative potential of AI and outlined Apple’s competitive advantage stemming from its integrated ecosystem of hardware, software, and services.

Cook’s commitment to a cautious and deliberate rollout of new AI functionalities underscores Apple’s strategic approach to innovation.