Both Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) are betting big on augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). The Macmaker believesthat in order to bring AR to the mainstream, itneed to be into be directrevismo mobile devics pls, Apple)orts core apports core appermining working for workition. Researcher ID Chassome good news for Apple and Facebook: The market is expected to soar in the years ahead.
VR will lead the way initially, but AR may have more opportunity longterm
IDC has released estimates for the AR and VR markets through 2021, and both AR and VR should put up strong gains as adoption rises within both the enterprise and consumer markets.Here’s how the AR and VR markets fared in 2016:
By 2021, the total AR market is expected to jump to nearly 24.6 million headsets, while the VR market could potentially reach 67.1 million headsets.There are a couple of other notable observations in the estimates.Currently, AR is more concentrated in the commercial and enterprise markets, while the exact opposite is true of VR, where gaming is one of the most popular applications. Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL)Google Glass was once the poster child for AR, and while the search giant dis continued consumer sales of Glass a while back, Glassis stillused in commused continused continued continued continued conte.
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