Why the iPhone 7 Plus proves Apple is gearing up for augmented reality
The dual-camera technology can be used for a lot more than creating a cool bokeh effect.
The iPhone 7 Plus could be Apple’s first major step into augmented reality.
One of the best new features on the iPhone 7 Plus is the dual-cameras that can work in tandem to create awesome photos. But this technology has way more, far-reaching applications for than just taking better pictures inside a bar. In this week’s episode of The iPhone Show, Oscar explains how this dual-camera system can create 3D depth maps that could lead to more accurate, real-time AR powered by our iPhones.
Watch the video above to learn about the future possibilities of an AR-equipped iPhone. This may include a more-immersive version of Pokémon Go, Snapchat-style selfie filters for FaceTime, and finding the right-sized furniture for your living room before going to IKEA.
What do you think? Does the iPhone 7 Plus and its dual-camera system mean Apple is finally getting serious about augmented reality? Let us know in the comments.
Previously on The iPhone Show: Why Apple didn’t ditch the headphone jack just to help sell wireless Beats