Apple was working on a project to develop a walkie talkie function for the iPhone in collaboration with Intel. Website Information reports that the plans for this will not be further developed in the near future. It was intended to allow users who are close to each other but who have no reach with their smartphone to communicate with each other via a walkie talkei function. Ideal for those who, for example, are on the ski slope or walk in a forest where there is no reach.
Apple was working with @Intel on effectively turning an #iPhone into a walkie talkie for cellular-free communications, a project that has been put on hold for unknown reasons. https://t.co/5ZJUQw5z7M pic.twitter.com/Dm7WPdq5eZ
— AppleInsider (@appleinsider) August 26, 2019