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The Next Iphone Could Have a Lot in Common with Google Glass

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Augmented reality is one of Apple's big new areas of focus, which it highlighted earlier this month at its Worldwide Developers Conference. But how will Apple use AR, which involves using a screen to overlay digital objects onto the real world? A new report from UBS Securities analyst Steven Milunovich offers some interesting possibilities.

Milunovich suggested 10 applications for Apple's AR play, including some we've already seen come to life, such as gaming and retail. He also sees applications for job training, facial recognition, medical diagnoses, and the ability to direct people to safety in case of emergency situations, similar to what Google Glass did to help firefighters find the fastest exit from a building.

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