Here are 10 ways you can use Apple Intelligence – and which devices can use it

Apple has revealed its own version of AI – Apple Intelligence – which will be available in the coming months as part if iOS 18, iPadOS 18 and macOS Sequoia. But how can you use it?

Here are some examples:


Apple Intelligence knows where everything is on our devices and who has shared content with us as well. You can ask to see the files a person sent you or the podcast someone recommended. No more digging around trying to find it.


Can you remember how hard it is to find a specific set of images in your photo library. Yes, you could sort through the years and months – if you can remember – or search by the people in it. During the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote there were a couple of powerful examples. One identified a woman in a location wearing a pink jacket and they were instantly recognised. There was another example – a set of images of a child with stickers on her face – and that’s exactly what they asked for and exactly what Apple Intelligence found.


One of the more popular skills of Apple Intelligence is being too quickly provide summaries whether it’s an article or a document or a transcription. Now you can see a quick summary to see whether it’s worth your time to read a lengthy article or you want the minutes of your meeting rejigged into bullet points. This is a tool that everyone will use.


Apple Intelligence can help us plan and be organised with our time. It knows how our contacts are, it sees our calendar and it knows about all the flights, tickets and bookings we’ve made. A couple of examples from the WWDC keynote include one person asking what time her mother’s flight lands. Apple Intelligence knew of the booking in her email and checked online with a flight tracker. The other example was juggling a late meeting with their child’s play performance. From the email Apple Intelligence worked out that the meeting would be close to the time he needed to get to his daughter’s play performance and even worked out the fastest way to get their based on traffic for that time of the day.


Apple Intelligence can also look at your notifications and, judging by the time and your location, bring the more urgent notifications to the top of your list so you are more aware of it and can take action.


One of the biggest new features of Apple Intelligence is Writing Tools which can help anywhere on your Apple device wherever you enter text. Users can rewrite, summarise and even change the mood and tone of what they’ve just written to make it suit the situation. It can even check for grammar and spelling errors.


Smart Reply makes answering an email even easier. It can look at the questions and information in the message and provide a shortcut so you can make selections before the reply is composed for you.


Our email inboxes are getting harder to manage but Apple Intelligence can help you get a handle on it. It will look through your inbox and see dates, invitations and bookings and prioritise the message that need your attention and then you need to be reminded about.


Generative AI is also part of Apple Intelligence and it gives you the ability to create original images and your own emojis which are called Genmojis. You can start with a basic sketch and with Image Wand it can turn a crude drawing into an amazing illustration so you can add it to your projects and presentations.


We have lots of videos and images in our Photo gallery and Apple Intelligence can take the images taken from event or trip and turn them into a memory. It will take the video clips and images and put them together and even set them to an appropriate song from your Apple Music library.


Here is the list:

– Phone 15 Pro Max A17 Pro

– iPhone 15 Pro A17 Pro

– iPad Pro M1 and later

– iPad Air M1 and later

– MacBook Air M1 and later

– MacBook Pro M1 and later

– iMac M1 and later

– Mac mini M1 and later

– Mac Studio M1 Max and later

– Mac Pro M2 Ultra

* Stephen Fenech travelled to the Worldwide Developers Conference in Cupertino as a guest of Apple