Reports say Apple already has 1,000 engineers working on Augmented Reality

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We are now nearly six months from the unveiling of iPhone 8. There have been a lot of rumors hinting at the next generation iPhone’s specs and compelling features including long-range wireless charging technology, biometric scanner, enhanced camera and much-improved Touch ID.

According to the latest sources, Apple may launch a pair of glasses that boasts AR technology that will be seen in the next iPhone 8. Tech experts say that Apple has been working on VR products in recent years and Cupertino-based Company is said to have up to 1.000 engineers working on Augmented Reality.

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Apple has been showing their interest in Augmented Reality segment rather than virtual reality recently. Basically, Augmented Reality allows you to “hold up your phone with images superimposed onto the real world view as seen through the camera” According to tech experts, Apple will equip its current products like iPhone and iPad with the AR technology.

According to rumors, the next generation iPhone 8 will feature a revolutionary camera that could boast 3D mapping capabilities. Other rumors say that the new camera on the next iPhone may be used for facial recognition and creating 3D selfies.

Apple’s new Augmented Reality products will compete directly with Microsoft’s HoloLens. Last year, Apple was granted a patent for augmented reality technology that would allow users to see streets and business names, and identify important landmarks and buildings.

Aside from an iPhone 8, Apple is expected to release three iPad models including a refresh of the current 12.9 inch iPad Pro, an inexpensive 9.7 inch iPad and a brand new bezel-free iPad Pro model that boasts a 10.5 inch display. According to the latest reports, the new 10.5 inch iPad Pro will feature a resolution of 2224×1668 pixels, while maintaining the same pixel density as the current iPad Pro.

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