Apple's Tim Cook claims augmented reality will rival the iPhone's 'revolutionary' impact

Tim Cook believes augmented reality will be 'huge' and will change our lives as much as the iPhone.

The CEO of Apple likened the new technology to the revolutionary impact of the smartphone and the impact would be felt globally.

It comes as a leading expert claims Apple's augmented reality plans have accelerated, meaning the firm could reveal its first AR glasses this year. 

There is also speculation the technology - which superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world - will feature on the iPhone 8.

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