Aug­mented Re­al­ity Ready

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The up­com­ing iPhone could in­clude aug­mented re­al­ity (AR) func­tion­al­ity and be able to rec­og­nize ob­jects and faces via the cam­era and over­lay rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion and ob­jects on the screen. Whether or not this tech­nol­ogy makes it into the iPhone 8 or not, Steven Milunovich, an­a­lyst at Swiss fi­nan­cial firm UBS, pre­dicts that AR is a big part of Ap­ple's fu­ture. With AR, you could, for ex­am­ple, ma­nip­u­late ob­jects you see through your cam­era frame in real time. By pair­ing aug­mented re­al­ity with a 3D front-fac­ing cam­era, the pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less! Fur­ther­more, Ap­ple would make the iOS SDK (Soft­ware De­vel­op­ment Kit) avail­able to devel­op­ers. Devel­op­ers could use aug­mented re­al­ity in nav­i­ga­tion apps, with your cam­era show­ing ar­rows in the di­rec­tion you should walk. Aug­mented Re­al­ity is clearly some­thing peo­ple are in­ter­ested in (hello, Poké­mon Go). If Ap­ple adds it to the next iPhone, we'll see a lot more uses for aug­mented re­al­ity sooner rather than later.

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