iOS 16 was announced earlier this week, and offers more over what was revealed at the WWDC 2022 conference.Two reports suggest that the upcoming OS that will be available for iPhone will include a variety of new APIs which include one that will enable walkie-talkie features for apps from third parties.The feature, along with its operation and the way developers can incorporate it into their apps was shown in a panel held at WWDC 2022. iOS 16 will also come with a new feature that allows users to transfer their eSIM data between iPhones through Bluetooth.
The latest developments regarding the capabilities of a walkie-talkie stem from anreportfrom 9to5mac. The report declares this API known as “Push to Talk”.In simple terms the API allows developers to include walkie-talkies to their iOS applications.This way the ability to play audio messages, they can be delivered and played back in real time at the touch of an icon, even when an application with this feature is running in background.
According to the report users will be able be able to see “communication in the center of screen” as well as the icon of the app and who is who is communicating will be displayed at the top.The app will also give users the option to respond in real-time by using audio, or to end the conversation.The Push to Talk reportedly works for both group and individual conversations.It is worth noting that Apple already has a walkie-talkie application that is pre-installed on watchOS 5.
Thesecond newsis from MacRumours in which it was stated that iOS will permit an eSIM that is transferred from iPhones through Bluetooth.This feature can be found via theSettingsapp on an iPhone running iOS 16.Navigate there toSettings, then set up an an eSIMthen it’ll present the option of transferring an eSIM along with its number to another iPhone through Bluetooth.To enable this feature, Apple says, the other iPhone should be near and unlocked, as well as having Bluetooth activated and operating iOS 16 or later.It appears that this feature is available in several countries, but it is required that carriers enable the feature.