Apple reportedly cans ‘Walkie-Talkie’ feature for the iPhone

Apple reportedly cans ‘Walkie-Talkie’ feature for the iPhone

Apple has canned — at least for now — a “Walkie Talkie” feature planned for the iPhone. The wireless technology project that would have allowed people with iPhones to reach nearby companions in areas without cellular coverage, such as on ski slopes or on hikes in remote areas, reports The Information, quoting two unnamed “people familiar with the project.”

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Apple World Today News Update: June 19, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: June 19, 2018

It's a light news day in the Apple world, so we'll give you some stories about rumored Apple Watches, the upcoming Walkie-Talkie feature of the Apple Watch, how a 6.5-inch iPhone X might be the biggest seller this fall, and a new replacement power cord for MacBooks could shed some light on dark places:

  • That Brazilian developer has done it again, this time finding references to four new Apple Watch models in the latest iOS 12 developer beta release

  • If you and a friend are both running the second developer beta of watchOS 5, you can start to use the new Walkie-Talkie function

  • Rumors from Korea and the Apple supply chain show that Apple thinks the "iPhone X Plus" will be the top seller when it arrives this fall

  • Ten One Design introduced a totally innovative replacement power cord for the MacBook/MacBook Pro. "Stella" has a plug that lights up the socket when you get near it, and other impressive features

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Apple World Today News Update: June 4, 2018 Special WWDC Keynote Edition

Apple World Today News Update: June 4, 2018 Special WWDC Keynote Edition

If you missed the WWDC 2018 keynote this morning, you're in for a treat...or if you slept through some of the keynote, you can pick up the details of those items discussed while you were dozing. Today's podcast is brought to you by this week's sponsor, macXvideo, providing the best free 4K processing and sharing app for macOS.

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