Apple’s next-generation iPhone is expected to be a revolutionary upgrade given that it’s going to be the iPhone’s 10th anniversary this year. It’s expected that the company is going to shift to OLED displays with this generation and a new report from Goldman Sachs analyst Simona Jankowski predicts that the iPhone 8 is going to have support for augmented reality.

Apple hasn’t really done anything in the virtual or augmented reality space even though rivals like Samsung and Google have both created their own VR platforms and headsets. Apple has long been rumored to be interested in augmented reality far more than virtual reality.

Jankowski’s report predicts that it’s increasingly likely for this technology to be included in the iPhone 8 and that it’s going to turn out to be a key differentiator for the company’s next flagship smartphone.

The infamous Apple analyst at KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo has long predicted that the iPhone 8 is going to have AR technology and that the company’s augmented reality solution would be at least 3-5 years ahead of the competition.

None of this has been backed up by an official announcement as yet so take this with a grain of salt. Analysts tend to have a hit or miss track record with these things. Nothing is set in stone right now as far as the iPhone 8 is concerned.

Apple’s next-generation iPhone isn’t due until the fall this year.

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