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Upgrade Dilemma: iPhone 15 Pro vs ChatGPT’s Voice

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When Apple released the iPhone 15 series, many users debated whether or not to upgrade. One tech enthusiast shares his experience with the iPhone 14 Pro and the allure of ChatGPT's voice capabilities.

Discovering the Action Button

After trying out the iPhone 15 Pro in stores, the author realized the appeal of the titanium frame, Action button, and USB-C connectivity. However, he initially decided to wait another year before upgrading.

ChatGPT's Voice Capabilities

Mid-November brought a ChatGPT voice upgrade that changed the author's perspective. The Action button, which enables ChatGPT's voice chat, became a feature he didn't want to miss out on.

Replacing Siri with ChatGPT

OpenAI had previously announced ChatGPT's voice capabilities, but they were only accessible to ChatGPT Plus subscribers. The author explains how to replace Siri with ChatGPT on the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max, allowing users to have two voice assistants on their device.

Enhanced Voice Support

ChatGPT's voice support surpasses Siri in terms of understanding, speed of response, and providing transcripts of voice chats. The author highlights the overall superior experience of using ChatGPT for answering questions.

Future Possibilities

The author expresses the desire to pair ChatGPT's voice capability with the iPhone 15 Pro's Action button. Rumors suggest that all iPhone 16 models will have an Action button, and the iPhone 16 Pros may even feature an additional Capture button.

Enabling ChatGPT Voice Support

The article provides step-by-step instructions for turning the Action button on the iPhone 15 Pro into a ChatGPT shortcut. Users can easily access ChatGPT's voice conversation feature through the Settings app.

Customizing the Action Button

For those who want a more complex menu on the Action button, the article suggests adding additional shortcuts while still keeping the ChatGPT voice conversation option. It also directs readers to a post that provides further guidance on customizing the Action button's behavior.

About the Author

The author, Chris Smith, is an experienced consumer electronics journalist who has been covering tech news since the launch of the iPhone in 2008. When he's not writing for BGR, he enjoys immersing himself in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and streaming the latest movies and TV shows.