In the past few years apple has become a worldwide brand, thanks to its revolutionary products in the field of technology. Much of its success goes to the popularity of IPhone’s among everyone. IPhone’s are the most bought smartphones in the world. Due to its immense popularity users wait eagerly for the next model every year. They anticipate the updates and changes that can be brought by the company. This also creates rumours and fan made concepts. The latest IPhone model that is IPhone 8 is going to be launched in the mid-September by the company and it is rumoured to have augmented reality. Apple in its WWDC event showed off the glimpses of augmented reality and gave some hints on the speculations that the latest model is going to have this feature.
First thing to know I what exactly augmented reality is? We might have a bit of an idea about this through a very popular game- Pokémon Go. This game also used the same technology to add virtual objects into the real world using the phone’s camera. To some extent Snap-chat also uses same technology to add filters to our selfies and videos. As shown in the demo at WWDC small things like a cup, lamp or a flower vase can be added to the table and also large objects such as a spaceship can also be added virtually in the real world images. The developers will use the technology called ARkit which is a pioneer in the arena of augmented reality and it will be available for all Apple devices be it Iphones or IPads. The company is also rendering its camera to sense more depth and understand the 3D space as both the features are very vital for the proper functioning of the augmented reality and the virtual objects can be blended more efficiently with the real-life images. Functions like object spacing, placement, movement of the shadow are some of the things that might be seen in the feature. To avail all these things the company is rumoured to be working on a new camera altogether. This augmented reality can be a major thing in the future and for now with the IPhones coming up with this, it can make our image capturing experience very interesting.
Article by Indrajeet