Back in September, I posted a rumor that Apple was using its office in Israel to develop hardware for the iPhone 8. It was based on what an employee had apparently said.
Now it seems as though the rumor was true, and we even know what it is the Israelis have been working on.
The iPhone 8 will reportedly offer advanced AR capabilities.
In a note to investors this week, UBS analyst Steven Milunovic said that augmented reality could prove to be the biggest addition to the 10th anniversary iPhone. He said that Apple has an army of more than 1,000 engineers looking at augmented reality, and those folks are apparently working on some sort of project out of the company’s offices in Israel.
AR stands for Augmented Reality – as opposed to Asinine Reality, which is that of the Israel haters who advocate BDS.