The Wizzy Active Lifestyle Telephone (W.A.L.T.) was a prototype "phone companion" created by Apple Computer in collaboration with BellSouth.[1][2][3] W.A.L.T. featured "touchscreen, fax functionality, on-display caller ID, a built-in address book, customizable ringtones, and online banking access".[3] The system was based on the PowerBook 100, and included touchscreen, stylus, and handwriting recognition.[1][2] The operating system was based on System 6 with a HyperCard GUI.[1][2] Announced in 1993, the system was not mass-produced.[1] A prototype machine was sold on eBay in 2012 for US$8,000.[1] In 2019 a video demonstration of a prototype machine was uploaded to the internet.[2]


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  3. ^ a b Clover, Juli (9 April 2019). "Apple's 1993 W.A.L.T. Combined Telephone and Fax Machine Prototype Seen in Action in New Video". Archived from the original on 10 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.