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TechnologyApple reportedly shelves 'walkie talkie' iPhone feature

21:35  26 august  2019
21:35  26 august  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Apple reportedly shelves iPhone walkie-talkie project

Apple reportedly shelves iPhone walkie-talkie project It would have allowed iPhone owners to send messages without cell coverage, a report says.

Apple has put its plans for a ' walkie talkie ' iPhone feature on hold, The Information reports. The technology would have allowed people with iPhones (in a certain vicinity) to It would have functioned a bit like a walkie talkie for text messages and allowed iPhone users to communicate in remote areas.

A walkie - talkie feature could have allowed nearby iPhone owners to send messages without cell coverage. Apple has reportedly put a stop to its walkie - talkie project for the iPhone , which The company already has a Walkie - Talkie app for the Apple Watch. It launched with 2018's WatchOS 5

Apple has put its plans for a 'walkie talkie' iPhone feature on hold, The Information reports. The technology would have allowed people with iPhones (in a certain vicinity) to send messages over long-distance radio waves when cellular networks weren't available. It would have functioned a bit like a walkie talkie for text messages and allowed iPhone users to communicate in remote areas.

Apple reportedly shelves 'walkie talkie' iPhone feature

This is the first time we've heard of the technology, which went by Project OGRS at Apple. It reportedly used the 900 megahertz radio spectrum, often used by the utility, oil and gas industries. Sources told The Information that it was designed to use Intel cellular modems. It's unclear why Apple shelved the project, but it could have something to do with Apple exec Rubén Caballero leaving the company earlier this year. Sources told The Information that Caballero was in charge of the project and considered it "his baby." It could also have something to do with Apple's plans to switch to Qualcomm modems.

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Back to this MacRumors post: Apple was working on a 900Mhz Walkie - Talkie option with Intel (meaning no internet needed to use): Apple Reportedly Shelves ' Walkie - Talkie ' Feature Allowing iPhone -to- iPhone Messaging Without Wi-Fi or Cellular.

Apple reportedly scraps tech to let iPhone communicate like a walkie - talkie . Apple was working on a way to bring a high-tech version of the Apple Watch’s Walkie Talkie feature to the iPhone — but according to a new report from The Information, it may have shelved the feature for now.

Hopefully, this isn't the last we see of the walkie talkie feature. Apple already has a Walkie Talkie Watch app. And a similar iPhone feature would likely be a popular addition.

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