According to information from The Verge, the official Copilot application for iOS is now accessible on the App Store at no cost. Apple device users did not have to wait long after their Android counterparts, who received the app as a Christmas present from Microsoft a few days prior.
Market as an AI-powered assistant or, in Microsoft’s sales department lingo, “your everyday AI companion,” Copilot enables users to inquire about a variety of topics (with the exception, presumably, of election-related queries), swiftly draft emails, create stories or scripts, summarize intricate texts, and more.
One of Copilot’s standout features is its utilization of OpenAI’s latest GPT-4, providing users with unrestricted access to its powerful large language model (LLM), typically hidden behind ChatGPT’s paywall.
The iOS app also functions as an image generator, producing AI artworks directly on mobile devices. To achieve this, the Copilot app employs OpenAI’s DALL·E 3.
Microsoft claims, “By combining the power of GPT-4 with the imaginative capabilities of DALL·E 3, Copilot not only enhances your design workflow but can also bring your creativity to inspiring new heights.”
For those who prefer a non-mobile experience, the standalone Copilot web service is available for use on desktops or laptops, even outside the Edge browser.
Microsoft is actively striving for broader accessibility of Copilot and increased utilization across its product range. In the last couple of weeks alone, the company integrated Copilot into Dev Tools in Edge for developers’ troubleshooting assistance, expanded its capabilities within the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, launched a standalone Android application, and made Copilot Chat publicly available on GitHub.
Undoubtedly, Copilot is a significant focus for Microsoft, with representatives repeatedly emphasizing its importance by comparing it to the iconic Start button in Windows and dubbing it “the entry point into this world of AI on the PC.”