Apple’s Augmented Reality Debut Will Look More Like “Pokémon” Than Magic Leap

Mark Sullivan, Fast Company, Mar 29, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This article is mostly speculative at this point. The idea is that Apple is working on augmented reality, but that an eyepiece (think Google Glass) isn't in the works yet. Apple’s strategy may be to release a technology that gets people used to the idea, and then release a headset in a couple of years.” From where I sit, though, the story is in the headline - Apple was impressed by the success of Pokémon Go and has decided to copy it, creating a proprietary infrastructure for the same idea into the iPhone. Augmented Reality (AR) is coming, no doubt about it. But we'll know it's here when someone sells overpriced AR contact lenses.

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