Oct 12, 2017

Apple boss lauds augmented reality

Tim Cook said that he felt that the technology could isolate users and voiced a preference for augmented reality instead. AR involves mixing graphics and real-world views together rather than solely filling a person's view with computer-generated images. Apple's latest mobile system - iOS 11 - has made it easier for augmented reality features to be added to apps via a set of tools it shared with developers in June called ARKit. Apple has filed several patents relating to augmented reality glasses, which have the potential to provide more immersive views. "Augmented reality is attracting more hype at present, but I think things will come back around and VR will be celebrated again once we get more standalone headsets." Mr Cook's appearance coincided with Mark Zuckerberg's launch of a new Oculus virtual reality headset.

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