What you need to know

  • OpenAI announced a new native desktop app for ChatGPT today.
  • The app was announced exclusively for macOS, with no mention of a Windows app.
  • Even with Microsoft investing over $10 billion in OpenAI, a Windows app was seemingly not feasible.
  • OpenAI says it is prioritizing where its users are, which suggests they are not on Windows.

OpenAI today held a live event where it unveiled several updates for ChatGPT, including GPT-4o which is an updated large language model with enhanced real-time voice capabilities and faster performance. Microsoft and OpenAI share a close partnership, with Microsoft investing over $10 billion in the company and utilizing OpenAI’s technology in its own Copilot services.

Alongside the announcement of GPT-4o, OpenAI announced a brand new ChatGPT app for macOS, built using Apple’s native Mac app platform. Curiously, there was no mention of a Windows app launching alongside the Mac app, and unfortunately it turns out that’s because OpenAI didn’t think it was necessary to launch a Windows app at this time.