Microsoft has released an app for its AI chatbot on iOS and iPadOS, just a few days after releasing the Copilot app for Android. You can now download both of the app’s versions from the Apple App Store.
The app functions similarly to OpenAI’s ChatGPT mobile app and allows you access to Microsoft Copilot, which was originally known as Bing Chat. You can use it to ask questions, write emails, and summarise content. It also integrates with the text-to-image generator DALL-E3 to allow you to make images.
Furthermore, you may use GPT-4, the most recent large language model (LLM) from OpenAI, with Copilot without having to pay for a subscription, in contrast to ChatGPT’s free version, which only runs GPT-3.5.
What Can Copilot Do?
According to the app’s description, “Copilot not only enhances your design workflow but can also bring your creativity to inspiring new heights by combining the power of GPT-4 with the imaginative capabilities of DALL·E 3.”
Since the app’s release over the holidays, Copilot has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times globally on both Android and iOS, according to statistics from mobile intelligence company data.ai. Also, if you check the Play Store, you can see it for yourself.
The fact that Copilot gives you free access to OpenAI’s GPT-4 technology is noteworthy because OpenAI’s GPT app only supports GPT-3.5 technology and requires payment to access GPT-4.
I think this is a great step in the mobile AI market for Mircosoft, and I don’t doubt that Apple will soon have its own AI app. Microsoft changed Bing Chat to Copilot back in November, coinciding with the release of Copilot for mobile devices.
It’s important to remember that Copilot’s mobile counterpart, Bing Chat, offered comparable features before it was released. Microsoft may have plans to switch out the Bing app for the Copilot app, but they haven’t revealed anything about it yet.
Microsoft is going towards providing a stand-alone experience akin to ChatGPT with the rebranding of Bing Chat as Copilot. In addition to releasing apps for Apple and Android smartphones, Microsoft developed an online experience for Copilot that is distinct from Bing.