Interested in Apple’s take on AI? You may need to join a waitlist first.

Apple Intelligence may have a fairly limited rollout initially, or so the code suggests.

Interested in Apple’s take on AI? You may need to join a waitlist first.
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  • Apple Intelligence is expected to arrive later this Fall to the iOS 18 Beta, but it might arrive with a waitlist.
  • Code spotted within the current beta suggests there could be limited access before it’s opened up to more users.
  • It’s unclear how this would work, but hopefully, we’ll learn more in the coming months.

Yesterday, Apple announced that its new Apple Intelligence AI suite would arrive in the beta versions of Apple’s next OS upgrades for iPad, iPhone, and Mac this fall. Unfortunately, there seems to be a catch: there might be a waitlist involved.

MacRumors first spotted code references in the current iOS 18 beta linked to “Graymatter,” an internal codename associated with Apple Intelligence. One string in the code specifically mentions, “Join the Graymatter Waiting List.” Furthermore, another line of text indicates, “While Graymatter is in limited preview, you may experience unusually slow responses when not in a supported region.”