Apple has been working on augmented reality features for its iPhones and iPads for some time now, and while there are some AR capabilities built into various apps, Apple could do a lot more to take advantage of the AR features in its devices.


A new concept imagined by Volodymyr Kurbatov and shared on YouTube (via Cult of Mac) features augmented reality functionality added to the Apple Card.

When the ‌Apple Card‌ is viewed with an AR app or an AR headset, it displays quick access ‌Apple Card‌ info such as total balance and recent transactions, all in a handy list. It even imagines a feature that would allow for swiping through information or editing card info via gesture, which isn't really something that AR apps do at this time.

Presumably this functionality would be tied to an individual ‌Apple Card‌ and linked by an identifier on the card itself, but we don't need to worry too much about the security since it doesn't exist yet.

There's no word that Apple is working on a feature such as this, but it is fun to imagine how useful this concept might be to ‌Apple Card‌ holders. Right now, accessing this info requires opening up the Wallet app on an iPhone and tapping into the ‌Apple Card‌ settings, but Apple is developing some kind of augmented reality headset that could come out as soon as next year, so features like this might not be too far off.

Top Rated Comments

doasis23 Avatar
12 months ago
So instead of just opening the wallet app and seeing all that information I have to pull my card out of my physical wallet and view it through my phone screen? No thanks.
Score: 47 Votes (Like | Disagree)
farewelwilliams Avatar
12 months ago
these AR demos are a bit dumb. they give great demo sure, but how the hell do you implement swiping on a card with no feedback from the fingers? even attaching some sort of infrared sensor + dot projector from your "glasses" isn't going to be able to detect whether your finger is "touching" the card or simply very close to the card. you *might* be able to use radar like Google's Project Soli, but we have yet to see a production version of "finger swipes in the air". waste of time IMO.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
luvbug Avatar
12 months ago
Wouldn't it be nice if people actually comprehended reality (our natural world) first, before we go confusing them with *our* idea of "augmented" reality? Most people don't even know that the O2 they breath exists because the plants produce it, while consuming CO2 while they're at it. Just sayin' it seems we are getting ahead of ourselves, as a species. Can't we work on getting the basics right, first?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Darth-Kylie Avatar
12 months ago
Could? Yes.

Should? No.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NinjaHERO Avatar
12 months ago
Very cool demo. This is definitely the stuff I’m looking for in AR. The card is irrelevant. Just the idea that any “object” could display useful information.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
V_Man Avatar
12 months ago

Could? Yes.

Should? No.
That’s most of AR. possible but why.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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