iPhone 8 to come with augmented reality support

Apple logoApple's next iPhone could be a big deal for augmented reality, according to Goldman Sachs analyst Simona Jankowski, who noted as much in a memo, obtained by Benzinga.

It's likely that Apple is planning something big for the 10 anniversary iPhone and a lot of signs are pointing towards AR as an integral part of it, regarding the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

For starters last week a report surfaced that Apple is working closely with Lumentum, a tech company developing 3D sensing technology. During its last earnings conference call Lumentum spoke of a " high volume mobile device application." - which could very well refer to the next iPhone.

A known Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, has speculated that Apple's augmented reality tech will be 3-5 years ahead of the competition, which doesn't say that much - AR hasn't been a well-developed concept in tech thus far.

Finally Tim Cook himself has expressed a passion for augmented reality, stating that whereas virtual reality "closes the world out" augmented reality "allows an improvement on what's happening presently."

There's no telling what augmented reality route Apple could go for - using a sensor on the back to work with the main camera to recognize objects in the frame or using a front-mounted sensor for iris or face recognition.

Source: GSMArena

Tags: Apple, iPhone, smartphones, technologies

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
 
You may still be able to download your content
 
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
 
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
 
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
 
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
 
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
 
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (15)