Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie Function Disabled Due To Privacy Breach

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Apple has disabled the Walkie-Talkie feature on the Apple Watch when it discovered an exploit that allowed users to listen in on the microphone without consent.

Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie

The nature of the vulnerability hasn’t been disclosed, but Apple says that it would take a complex sequence to recreate the bug, which made it seem that it wouldn’t have been discovered by accident. As such, the Walkie-Talkie for Apple Watch has been disabled and non-functional until Apple takes care of it.

The Cupertino-based firm has significantly sped up their bug-hunting process in contrast to the Group FaceTime issue, which became viral in just a few weeks. The statement to the Walkie-Talkie Apple gave was that they had just been made aware, which signifies an improved security process.

As of the moment it’s not clear whether the bug is server-side or whether they need to release an update for the Apple Watch.

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Samantha Wiley

Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.