ChatGPT for iOS: OpenAI's New App Launched in Minutes

Key Take Outs

Only valid for American users so far.

Free for GPT-3.5; ChatGPT Plus subscribers receive exclusive access to GPT-4 for $19.99/month.

Voice input integrated with Whisper.

Cross-platform chat history.

Supports only iPhone 8 and later models with iOS 16.1 and later versions.

No web browsing or plugin features available.

OpenAI has launched an iOS app for ChatGPT, confirming that a worldwide launch and an Android version are coming soon, as stated by its CTO, Mira Murati, on Twitter.

The app is free to use for GPT-3.5, syncs chat history from the web browser and features a voice input function, integrated with OpenAI’s speech recognition model named Whisper. ChatGPT Plus subscribers can access the paid GPT-4 mode for $19.99 per month, which can be purchased via the Apple App Store. The app supports both iPhone and iPad devices, specifically iPhone 8 and later models with iOS 16.1 and later systems. Currently, the "Web Browsing" and "Plugins" features are not available, but they might be included in future updates. The app is ranked #1 in the productivity category on the App Store.

Numerous screenshots have been provided in this article for those who are unable to access the app or haven't yet found the time to download it.

App Store Preview

According to OpenAI, you can discover the “versatility of ChatGPT” on the iOS app:

  • Instant answers: Get precise information without sifting through ads or multiple results.

  • Tailored advice: Seek guidance on cooking, travel plans, or crafting thoughtful messages.

  • Creative inspiration: Generate gift ideas, outline presentations, or write the perfect poem.

  • Professional input: Boost productivity with idea feedback, note summarization, and technical topic assistance.

  • Learning opportunities: Explore new languages, modern history, and more at your own pace.

App Store Preview and Download

Welcome and Login Screen

Users can log in through Gmail, Apple ID, or Email sign-up. On the welcome screen, OpenAI asks users not to share sensitive information because such data will be reviewed by AI trainers to improve the models.

Welcome and Login Screen

Interface of GPT-3.5

You can now talk to ChatGPT 3.5 for free with “Near-unlimited use”. We will test the limit and update it in the coming articles.

Welcome and Login Screen

Interface of GPT-4

For ChatGPT plus subscribers, the GPT-4 is available on iOS devices as shown below.


New Voice Input Feature

User interface of the Voice Input feature for GPT-3.5 and GPT-4. The Voice Input is integrated with Whisper, an open-source automatic speech recognition (ASR) system developed by OpenAI.

GPT UI Voice Input for GPT-3.5 and GPT-4

Sync Conversation History

Users are able to sync or delete chat history from web browsers that are under the same account.

CTO Statement About Android

CTO Statement About Android

OpenAI has begun the rollout in the US and plans to expand access to more countries this week. Also, the Android version is part of the launch plan confirmed by Mira Murati, CTO of OpenAI.

CTO Statement About Android

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