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Don’t get your hopes up for an ‘iPhone of AI’ from OpenAI and Jony Ive.

Speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s tech conference today, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman downplayed the rumors that he’s working on an AI-powered device with former Apple design boss Jony Ive.

“I think there is something great to do but I don’t know what it is yet,” he told Joanna Stern. “I have no interest in trying to compete with the smartphone. It’s phenomenal at what it does.” He described OpenAI’s work on a consumer hardware device as being “very nascent.” Rest easy, Apple!