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Evidence of Apple’s Private Cloud Compute for AI first surfaced in iOS 16.4

June 27, 2024

Via: 9to5Mac

9to5Mac last year found evidence of a new “ComputeModule” device class hidden in the iOS 16.4 beta SDK. At the time, we speculated that it could be either a Raspberry Pi type device. It turns out that Apple’s recently announced Private Cloud Compute (PCC) for processing Apple Intelligence data in the cloud is the ComputeModule we reported on last year.

Apple’s Private Cloud Compute is ComputeModule

At the time, we found references to both ComputeModule13,1 and ComputeModule13,3 in the iOS 16.4 beta files. Now there’s also ComputeModule14,1, which is a server based on the M2 Ultra chip. This is likely the server that Apple is using for its AI features.

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