Apple is planning to bring augmented reality into the iPhone Camera app

Apple would already have more than 1,000 employees working in augmented reality;  analyst points out news for this year

The day before yesterday, we learned that Apple was supposed to be planning to invest in some augmented reality glasses. If this is going to come true, we can’t say for sure; however, we know that the product would most likely work alongside the iPhone.

To further fuel this rumor, the Business Insider heard from anonymous sources that Apple plans to add augmented reality technology to the app Camera iPhone. In this way, it is expected that it will be possible to point the device at a real world object and see some information on the screen. For this, it would be necessary for the company to create or license a database of 3D objects.

For the integration of augmented reality with the device to take place in the best way, Apple is expected to improve facial recognition technology, as well as release an SDK for developers to adapt their apps.

A priori, augmented reality technology would come to the iPhone in order to show the capability of this technology and make users accustomed to it. Only then, after “preparing the ground”, the company would then present the glasses.

An initiative similar to this was developed by Osterhout Design Group, which developed smartglasses really functional. And guess what: their chief engineer is now employed by Apple. Check out the project of this group:

I didn’t want to sound too pessimistic, but here in Brazil it can be a little more difficult to use the iPhone, walking around with it on display in order to experience augmented reality. Either way, steps for the future are being taken and this is great.

[via 9to5Mac]