“A recent Apple patent application was published by the US Patent & Trademark Office that revealed the invention of a highly advanced synchronized and interactive augmented reality (AR) display for future iOS devices,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“A week ago we uncovered a related AR patent application describing Smart Transparent Display technology in context with varying kinds of new consumer oriented applications,” Purcher reports. “Today’s report delves into Apple’s initial vision for using augmented reality applications in business, health care and education. It’s also Apple’s second patent in a week that points to future iOS devices possibly utilizing a next generation positioning system.”

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Purcher reports, “While we can’t make the call just yet that Augmented Reality Displays and System inventions are a definite trend at Apple, we can say that they’re gaining traction. Apple’s leadership in portable device innovation is once again evident in this patent.”

Much more in the full article, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, here.