Apple shows off augmented reality feature from MLB Advanced Media. (Apple)More
When Apple schedules
one of its big product unveilings, sports fans don’t usually figure that will affect the way we watch our favorite games. But Apple throws us a curve ball from time to time, and we got one Tuesday.
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Apple’s big rollout of the iPhone 8 gave us a peek at a futuristic new way to take in a baseball game or perhaps even other sporting events. Apple revealed an augmented reality feature that MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) — MLB’s tech arm — is working on for iPhone 8.
It was really brief, but Apple touts augmented reality feature w new iPhone 8 in which holding up phone at MLB game brings up player info.
Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ)
The augmented reality feature from MLBAM for the iPhone8 would allow MLB fans to point their camera at the field and see stats and player information.
This stuff is a great way to sell a phone, but it takes away from people being baseball fans. There is just an emotional connection to being at a live game that may get lost. But then again, this may bring in some younger fans into baseball since the MLB fan base is an older crowd.
Great. So now it will be like it is at a concert. Everyone watching through an 5 in screen. Why not watch it first hand and put the phone down. Doesn't every park already show the players stats?
Sometimes I wish there were some kind of glasses that they have for every seat that does this. That way people can actually watch the game and not watch their phone
The Apple Watch can finally make phone calls. But that doesn't mean it's perfect.
The #iPhoneX will be very hard to find at launch.