Apple could be working on augmented reality glasses to make ARKit even better


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.