Augmented Reality Ready
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.