Apple’s newest acquisition might be critical for the iPhone’s AR future

iPhone AR Glasses

It’s no secret that Apple is betting big on augmented reality (AR), which it favors over virtual reality (VR). In June, Apple made it all official by announcing that iOS 11 will be the first iPhone and iPad software to come with developer-friendly tools to develop AR games, and AR experiences are already available on devices running iOS 11.

But Apple isn’t working just on AR software, as rumors say an Apple AR headset is already in the works and may hit the market by 2020. Apple will not confirm any rumors about future products, but the company recently acquired Canadian AR/VR startup Vrvana for $30 million. Vravana created a headset that combines AR and VR, offering users a different experience than what’s available from competing devices.

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