OpenAI has launched an official ChatGPT app for iOS. It’s free to use, ad-free, and supports voice input. Initially available to U.S. users, the ChatGPT app allows users to ask questions, seek advice, and conduct research without a traditional web search. (Take that, Google!) The app syncs user history across devices and integrates with OpenAI’s open-source speech recognition system, Whisper, for voice input.
ChatGPT Plus subscribers will have access to GPT-4’s capabilities through the new app, along with early access to new features and faster response times. OpenAI plans to expand the app’s availability to other countries in the coming weeks.
While the new app is a significant development, it’s worth noting that it isn’t strictly necessary. ChatGPT already operates smoothly in a Chrome browser on both iOS and Android. A key advantage of using the web version on your phone is that it provides access to ChatGPT Plus plugins, a feature currently not available in the app.
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