Claude AI App Now Available for Apple iPhone and iPad

Anthropic launches a native iOS Claude AI app on the Apple app store, available right now, free.

Claude, the Google and Amazon-backed AI platform, has just taken another step closer to parity with fierce rival ChatGPT, by launching its own iOS app.

Available on iPhone and iPad devices right now, the app promises to deliver the same functionality of the web platform, but on the go.

The app is free to download, but for those looking to use the latest language model, Claude 3 Opus, there is an upgrade path available.

Anthropic Build Claude App for iOS Devices

OpenAi’s ChatGPT was undoubtedly the first AI chatbot to seep into the public consciousness, and since its launch in late 2022, it feels like everyone else has been playing catch up.

With Gemini not having been around as long, it has a lot of ground to gain, and the release this week of a dedicated iOS app should help close that gap.

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The Claude iOS app comes almost a whole year after ChatGPT launched its own app on the platform.

Features Available on Claude iOS App

As you might expect, the Claude iOS app closely mirrors the website when it comes to functionality, but now you can carry it around in your pocket with the native app, it will more seamlessly integrate with your iPhone or iPad.

For example, web chats will now sync across devices, meaning you can start a conversation on the website, and pick it up on your iPhone or iPad, and vice versa.

The app also makes using photos on your device a lot easier, with integration meaning that you can quickly use Claude with images in your gallery. Similarly, you can upload documents from your phone for a quick summary, or transcription.

Users who sign up for Claude Pro will have access to the subscription service across all their devices.

How to Get the Claude iOS App

If you hate having to wait, then consider this news as Christmas come early, as the announcement from Anthropic about the app was delivered as soon as it hit the app store. You can get it right now!

What’s more, the app is free, meaning that you’ll be able to get started on it straight away without spending a dime. However, for AI aficionados, there is the option to sign up for Claude Pro for $20 a month, which gives you access to a higher performing LLM, Claude 3 Opus.

Android user? You might want to sit tight for now. While the iOS app announcement is great news for Apple owners, it’s all quiet on the Android front. However, you can easily access the web version on Android devices.

If rival ChatGPT’s release schedule is anything to go by, a native Android app will probably come at a later date. It focused on iOS first too, before catering to Android fans.

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