Applebot-Extended

Operated by Apple. Last seen today.

What is Applebot-Extended?

About

Apple-Extended is used to train Apple’s foundation LLM models powering generative AI features across Apple products, including Apple Intelligence, Services, and Developer Tools.

Detail

Website http://apple.com/go/applebot

Type

AI Data Scraper
Downloads web content to train AI models

Expected Behavior

It's generally unclear how AI data scrapers choose which websites to crawl and how often to crawl them. They might choose to visits websites with a higher information density more frequently, depending on the type of AI models they're training. For example, it would make sense that an agent training an LLM (Large Language Model) would favor sites with a lot of regularly updating text content.

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Activity on Your Website

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Other Websites

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Access Control

Should I Block Applebot-Extended?

It's up to you. AI data scrapers usually download publicly available internet content, which is freely accessible by default. However, you might want to block them if you're concerned about attribution or how your creative work could be used in the resulting AI model.

Using Robots.txt

User Agent Token Description
Applebot-Extended Should match instances of Applebot-Extended

You can block Applebot-Extended or limit its access by setting user agent token rules in your website's robots.txt.

# robots.txt
# This blocks Applebot-Extended

User-agent: Applebot-Extended
Disallow: /

Instead of doing this manually, you can generate a robots.txt that stays up to date with the agent list automatically.

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