Munster: Apple could use augmented reality in iOS 9

Munster: Apple could use augmented reality in iOS 9
According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Apple is planning on making augmented reality a major feature on iOS 9. On Monday, Munster told his clients that Apple had successfully gone after Microsoft's Nick Thompson, who was a lead engineer on the software giant's HoloLens team. Apple has also picked up a pair of companies that work in the AR space, including software startup Metaio and PrimeSense. The latter is the firm that developed the sensor employed on Microsoft's Kinect, and the former brings 171 augmented reality based patents into the fold.

This isn't the first time this year that Munster has discussed Apple's plans for AR. Back in March, Munster told clients that Apple had put together a small team to explore the use of augmented reality. At that time, Munster was quoted as saying that AR could be "as profound a technology platform as the smartphone today."

There is speculation that Apple is going to use augmented reality for Apple Maps. Users would be able to open the Maps application and point their camera at a business or a point of interest that they are interested in. An overlay would appear on the screen with information about that particular location.


So far, there has been no indication from Apple that AR will be a part of iOS 9.

source: StreetInsider via 9to5Mac, MobileSyrup

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21 Comments

1. bistech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 23, 2015

This will be great for ios 9. Then android will copy all the new features of ios.

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

There's Apps For AR Already On Android And IOS.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

copy what?? android copy force touch, live wallpaper, multi windows, even before iOS implemented it, right? so what next? android will copy augmented reality just like they use in google glass, various app, and even augmented reality in VR gear?

12. hamaidx

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

B***** Pls!!! the so called Apple copied Sony's walkman to create their so called Iphone and you talk about copying... search phonearena and you would find the article on the same. you guys be luck that Sony didn't sue on your apple... Grow up mate.. Technology is not apple's pimp.. anyone and everyone can use it.

13. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Android is copying IOS? What a joke, IOS is way behind the market so who is copying who? Typical apple fanboys........always blind and ignorant!

18. Saioofi

Posts: 347; Member since: May 23, 2014

Talk about android M.

19. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Juses F**ing Christ... read the article, apple is not doing anything just hiring people from other companies that have experience in the field and devouring some other companies so they will do the job for them. you are implying that copying is a bad practice while your favorite company is just doing it as you can read in articel. stop being a religous fanboy... another thing to mention is that this feature is already in some apps on both platforms.

20. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Just lol.

21. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Wait....what? this already exists on android in several different versions? Apple is copying if anything.

2. Tziggy14

Posts: 625; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Hahahaha. Monkey see, monkey do.

5. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

No liveblog for sony?!??

6. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Sweet music to my ears. 8 more days. Let's do this.

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

iPhone 7 baby!!!

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple has already augmented people's reality.

9. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Ingress?

10. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Title Headline "Apple could use augmented reality in iOS 9". Sentence at the end of Article "So far, there has been no indication from Apple that AR will be a part of iOS 9." It does get clicks though.

11. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

A lot of copy work for Samsung (ps. Samsung means for me any Android phone since there is no difference between them, running the same garbage OS).

15. Joulukas

Posts: 115; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

You cant "copy" smth that is allready working on different platforms! Just be a smart little boy and google augmented reality apps on google - this is not something new, even on iOS.

14. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Now you can robbed in 3D!

17. Kakarot

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 31, 2015

Nokia had the City lens app since 4 to 5 years back. And it was good too

22. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

i had augmented reality app on windows(and yes i know how it works) about half year ago, another amazing news from apple, amazing inventions! :D

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