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Apple restores Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie app with iOS 12.4 and watchOS 5.3 release

By Kenny Yeo - on 23 Jul 2019, 10:07am

Apple restores Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie app with iOS 12.4 and watchOS 5.3 release

(Image source: Apple Watch)

The new iOS 12.4 and watchOS 5.3 not only brings the ECG app and ECG functionality to Apple Watch Series 4 watches sold in Singapore, it also restores the Walkie-Talkie app.

Earlier this month, Apple disabled the Walkie-Talkie app after discovering an unspecified vulnerability that could let users listen in on other iPhones.

The vulnerability was brough to Apple's attention through its report a vulnerability portal. There's also no evidence that it has been exploited in the wild.

Apple did not disclose how the vulnerability worked and only said that "specific conditions and sequences of events are required to exploit it."

At any rate, a fix has been found and updating your iPhone and Apple Watch to iOS 12.4 and watchOS 5.3 respectively will restore the Walkie-Talkie app.

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