The near-future for the Iphone has a definite AR component to it – much as expected starting several years ago.
The update for what Apple calls “Quick Look” in Augmented Reality has finally reached a point at which the placing of objects in the mixed-reality world can be pushed into a purchase.
Companies like Home Depot, Wayfair, Bang & Olufsen, and 1-800-Flowers will have solutions in place ASAP – if they’re not already in-place by the time you read this article.
Nearby connectivity with Apple’s already in-place hardware makes the potential for advancement in this space immense.
The iPhone Pro won’t just be a device on which products are easily purchased – any old phone can do that.
Now, thanks to advancements like ToF sensors and the array of optimizations made in the last generation of iPhone devices, not to mention the oncoming deluge of speed and data availability with 5G , we’ll be able to buy things inside a mixed reality environment, augmented reality will show us what we’re about to own, and the iPhone won’t skip a beat… or at least that’s the dream.
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