The launch of Apple’s iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and likely iPhone X may wave the starter’s flag for augmented reality developers with a bevy of apps to follow.

Apple has been foreshadowing a move into augmented reality with ARkit, a software developer’s kit unveiled at WWDC, and a preview of some handy apps this month.

The Apple iPhone 8 event will be the third installment of the company’s augmented reality push and there are a few key reasons to believe that AR will become mainstream. Among the key items to know:

  • Apple’s iOS 11 will be rolled out broadly with new iPhone and the company doesn’t have the fragmentation that has hampered previous AR efforts.
  • Developers make money with Apple and have been burned with experiments with AR and VR elsewhere.

Read more: Apple’s iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X to kick off mainstreaming of augmented reality | ZDNet

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Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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