Apple reportedly shelves iPhone walkie-talkie project
It would have allowed iPhone owners to send messages without cell coverage, a report says.
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The company already has a Walkie-Talkie app for the Apple Watch. It launched with 2018's WatchOS 5, letting users press a button on their smartwatch to talk and then hear another person's voice come back.
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Apple had been working with Intel on the project, The Information said Monday. Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.