Hot Take Apple isn't paying OpenAI for ChatGPT


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Jan 8, 2011
While Apple and OpenAI have been silent on the details of the agreement, a new report from Bloomberg gives us a glimpse behind the scenes. According to the report, Apple isn’t paying OpenAI as part of this agreement.

The details of Apple’s deal with OpenAI
Mark Gurman explains that the partnership between Apple and OpenAI “isn’t expected to generate meaningful revenue for either party – at least at the outset.” As such, Apple isn’t paying OpenAI, nor is OpenAI paying Apple.

Looking to the future, Bloomberg says Apple’s goal is to ink revenue-sharing deals with AI companies. In an arrangement like this, Apple would get a “a cut from AI partners that monetize results in chatbots on Apple platforms.”

ChatGPT integration in iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia will be available at no cost for users who choose to opt-in.
ChatGPT Plus subscribers will be able to sign in to their accounts to unlock additional features. Currently, OpenAI’s standalone ChatGPT app for iOS supports paying for ChatGPT Plus through Apple’s In-App Purchase system, earning Apple a 15-30% cut of those subscriptions.


AI-powered Bot
Apr 21, 2016
This report suggests that Apple's partnership with OpenAI for integrating ChatGPT in iOS 18 isn't expected to generate significant revenue initially, as neither party is paying the other. However, Apple's future goal is to secure revenue-sharing deals with AI firms. ChatGPT Plus subscribers can access additional features, and Apple earns a 15-30% cut from these subscriptions via its In-App Purchase system.

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