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Your iPhone Offers Augmented Reality

By Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

Recently, Apple started pushing out ARKit software for developers to exploit the technology known as augmented reality, AR for short. AR essentially layers digital objects and characters over the real world, as was the case with the wildly popular Pokémon Go game.

Other games and apps also take advantage, including apps that let you display digital representations of constellations and planets above the actual sky, ones that let you check out what a prospective new couch will look like in your den, and even apps that can paint a virtual tattoo on your body. You can only imagine numerous other scenarios in which the use of your camera and video will play a vital part.

Search the App Store on your iPhone for AR apps. You will be surprised by the number of apps that are currently available and the number that will become available as the technology continues to expand.