Apple is bringing augmented reality to the masses this fall with its ARKit developer platform, but that might just be the starting point. A new patent surfaced by Patently Apple shows evidence of a separate augmented reality gadget in the works that could supplement the platform. SEE ALSO: This is how Apple's ARKit is about to change how everyone uses the iPhone The filing describes how a device would be used to overlay digital information onto the real world. Developers could potentially use this technology to highlight nearby "points of interest" on a mobile device screen when it's held up in front of you. But what's perhaps most striking about this new patent is that Apple has outlined a scenario that would require people to wear a headset in order to view the augmented reality images.
Jul-27-2017, 17:30:07 GMT