This guide will show users how to use the Walkie-Talkie app with their Apple Watch, which can be an entertaining way to quickly communicate.
Apple Pauses iPhone Offline Messaging Project
According to a report (paywall) Apple has reportedly paused an iPhone offline message project, dubbed a ‘walkie-talkie’ feature.
The report claims Apple was working with Intel on the project, which supposedly would have enabled iPhone users to send messages directly to other iPhone users over long-distance radio waves that bypass cellular networks, adding that the technology was designed to run over the 900 MHz radio spectrum.
The project is said to have been suspended in part because the Apple executive heading it, Rubén Caballero, left the company earlier this year. The technology also relied on Intel modems, according to the report, and Apple is expected to start using Qualcomm modems in iPhones again starting in 2020.
Hopefully Apple considers starting the project again in the future. I could’ve used offline messaging this weekend.
watchOS 5: Here's How to Use Walkie Talkie with your Apple Watch
Here’s how to set up and use watchOS 5’s Walkie Talkie feature on your Apple Watch.
watchOS 5 for Apple Watch Series 1 and Newer Available Now
Apple released watchOS 5 for Apple Watch on Monday with new workout types, Walkie Talkie voice chat, and more.
watchOS 5 Developer Beta 2 Adds Walkie-Talkie
watchOS 5 developer beta 2 for Apple Watch is out and it includes the Walkie-Talkie voice chat feature first shown at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in June.