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Apple may soon debut phone-to-phone augmented reality, say sources

Apple designed its two-player system to work phone-to-phone in part because of those privacy concerns, one of the people familiar with the matter said

Reuters  |  San Francisco 

Apple next week will debut tools to let two iPhone users share augmented reality (AR) while limiting the personal data sent to its servers, two people familiar with the matter said this week. AR allows viewers to see virtual structures superimposed on their surroundings via their smartphones or other devices. It is the technology used in mobile game Pokemon Go, and by industry, such as factories seeking to map new assembly lines. Apple and rival Google are racing to release AR tools to attract software developers to their platforms. Both are seeking to allow two people to share ...

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First Published: Sat, June 02 2018. 22:19 IST