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👓 NEXTREALITY - The latest in Augmented Reality Issue #13

🤓 It looks like Apple's working on Augmented Reality glasses, ready for 2019 🚀 Google says it will ha


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NEXTREALITY'S weekly newsletter is a curation of the latest and best in Augmented Reality products and news.

🤓 It looks like Apple’s working on Augmented Reality glasses, ready for 2019
🚀 Google says it will have Augmented Reality ready on hundreds of millions of devices next year
🎩 Harry Potter is coming to Augmented Reality from the makers of Pokemon Go
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Apple is getting ready to launch Augmented Reality glasses with rOS
When Apple released ARKit, everyone knew it was a stepping stone to something much bigger. Details on these plans have now been leaked and it looks like something bigger is indeed being built. 
According to Bloomberg, the planned AR headset will have its own display, a new chip, and a specially-designed operating system, currently referred to internally as “rOS” or “reality operating system.”
If the new report is correct, Apple is working to an ambitious schedule, aiming to have its AR device ready by 2019, with the possibility of shipping it to consumers in 2020.
There’s been a lot of questions as to whether Apple’s Augmented Reality initiatives are just a stepping stone to Virtual Reality. It now doesn’t look like that’s the case. 
Apple are going all-in with Augmented Reality.
See more here
Google says it will have Augmented Reality ready on hundreds of millions of devices next year
Google expects “hundreds of millions” of Android devices to have augmented reality (AR) capabilities by the end of next year.
Google executive Amit Singh said that monetization opportunities would arise as AR use becomes a “daily habit”.
Google released the ARCore developers kit earlier this year which competes with Apple’s ARKit.
See more here
Harry Potter is coming to Augmented Reality from the makers of Pokemon Go
The app is now official, but the details are still scarce, with the launch timeframe of just sometime next year, but it sounds like there will be significant influence from the Niantic game Ingress, which allows players to roam the real world collecting power-ups, defending locations and exploring their environment.
The mechanics of Ingress would actually translate pretty well to the fictional Harry Potter universe, and seems almost ready-made for a fantasy spell casting coat of paint to replace its science-fiction special forces veneer. Also, like Pokémon Go, it could benefit from the location database built up by Ingress originally (and expanded by the Pokémon title) to incorporate real-world locations into the in-game experience.
See more here. has had a facelift
We’re constantly releasing and updating. There’s now better filtering options, it should be easier to navigate and hopefully you’ll agree that things are looking a little nicer.
Hope you like it 🤗
Have a look here
👩‍⚕️ Humanoid 4D+
Explore the human anatomy in amazing detail. This app is a great education tool for children and adults. It’s fun to use and so much more engaging than a regular book or 2D app.
Experience the human body in life size right in you natural environment. Zoom in by getting closer, move around and experience the human anatomy like never before.
Watch it here
There are more Augmented Reality jobs being posted to our Slack
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📰 Some news that's worth reading...
How Augmented Reality Is Changing The World Of Consumer Marketing
Op-Ed | Why Augmented Reality Changes Everything | Opinion, Op Ed | BoF
Google releases library of 3D clip-art for use in virtual and augmented reality
REVIEW: Amazon's augmented reality shopping feature - Business Insider
A Marriage Made In Heaven: How Augmented Reality Enhances Online Retail
For Nike, augmented reality is the perfect way to sell hyped sneakers
The Camera As Platform – NewCo Shift
👋 That's it for this week
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Until next week! 
Dean Fankhauser
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