“Apple could soon change the way you use your iPhone and iPad,” Hope King reports for CNNMoney. “Earlier this week Apple acquired a German company that develops augmented reality software for mobile devices, according to multiple news reports.”

“Metaio, the company Apple acquired, provides the tools for other developers to produce these experiences within their own apps. That means Apple could make augmented reality accessible to the masses through a lot more smartphone apps,” King reports. “This could be a game-changer for iPhone and iPad customers.”

“There are no shortage of augmented reality apps, and it’s still unclear whether the technology will pay off in a big way. But if there’s one company that could make it work, it’s likely Apple — with its history of success in making existing technology dead-easy to use for the general public.”

Read more, and see the AR examples, in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Again, leave it to Apple to take augmented reality mainstream.

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