Augmented reality is heating up and will get bigger and bigger. Shopping and entertainment will probably be its biggest areas of focus.
I think the company is making a strong statement about the future of augmented reality.
Augmented Reality is going to be profound and will be positive for humans, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook.
In this TMO video podcast, Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit ask the question, “Is Augmented Reality for reals?” They also take the tact that analysts suck, and building on that theme, debate John’s theory on why software seems to suck today. For the pop part of the show, they look at Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. If you enjoy the show, make sure you subscribe to it! (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)
LAS VEGAS – tech gear bag maker STM GOODS is getting into the augmented reality world with an iPhone and iPad app that lets you virtually check out their products and even see them on your friends. Just point your device’s camera at an STM bag—on your computer screen or in real life—to see a virtual version you can view from different angles, add accessories to, and look at in an x-ray mode. It also lets you see how bags look on people, which is handy for gauging size before your buy. The STM GOODS app is a free download on Apple’s App Store.
We’ve shared the best iOS apps of 2017; now it’s time to find the best 2017 games in iOS.
LEGO is taking another crack at blending real and virtual building on the iPhone and iPad with its new LEGO AR-Studio.
A listener sparks an intense rant from Bryan and Jeff about encryption and passcode-attempt-based device wipes, and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai gets them going on Net Neutrality. They cap the show with the observation that Apple’s AR goggle project appears to be back on.
This Thanksgiving we’ve rounded up five fun AR video games to kill time when you’re traveling or just want something to do.
Niantic, the makers of Pokémon Go, and WB Games have pre-announced Harry Potter Wizards Unite, an augmented reality world based on JK Rowling’s enduringly popular books.
Bryan Chaffin and The Maccast’s Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple bringing 3D depth sensing to future iPhone cameras, plus they look at Amazon’s plans for a Lord of the Rings-based TV series.
Apple’s 2019 iPhone models may include a rear facing 3D-sensing camera. Instead of facial scanning, however, the rear facing 3D sensing will be used for depth of field in photos and augmented reality.
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s reported augmented reality goggles, plus a listener writes in about Face ID and Apple Pay.
We have ARKit on our iPhones and iPads now, and Apple may extend to an augmented reality headset within a couple years.
If you have a family member or two that always ask you for help, they will also have to download the app. It’s not available for Android, so this only applies to iPhone users.
Right now though, the majority of AR apps are games. But another category that can benefit from augmented reality is education.
Dave Hamilton and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to explain how Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings work in iOS 11’s Control Center, plus Mr. B has a few complaints about ARKit.
Apple’s revamped App Store in iOS 11 aims to improve discoverability, and that’s good news if you’re on the hunt for more apps that show off what you can do with augmented reality.
IKEA was named as one of the first companies to get on board with iOS 11’s ARKit, and now their app is available on the App Store.
Of course, this is just the early days. We probably won’t be seeing the really game-changing AR apps for another year or so. Don’t be disappointed with the offerings right now.