Apple Optimizes Stable Diffusion Neural Network for iPhone and Mac

Apple has optimized the Stable Diffusion neural network for iPhone and Mac with iOS 16 and macOS Ventura.

To speed up Stable Diffusion, the company adapted its Core ML platform, built for machine learning. Developers can now use the Apple Neural Engine to run Stable Diffusion.

The Apple Neural Engine is built into the A-series and M-series processors. On a Mac with Apple Silicon, Stable Diffusion almost doubled in speed.

Stable Diffusion can create various images by text requests. The neural network is also used for photo editing. For example, with its help, you can quickly paint over specific areas in the photo, increase the resolution of the image and get a color palette. [Apple]