Check your credit card balance in AR with this new Apple Card concept
What you need to know
- A new concept shows off what an Apple AR experience could look like.
- The video was created by AR/VR Product Designer Volodymyr Kurbatov.
- Apple is reported to be working on AR glasses for the near future.
Checking the details of your Apple Card, such as your balance and transaction history, is as simple as opening up the Wallet app and tapping on your card.
A new concept from Volodymyr Kurbatov, however, tries to take the Apple Card to a whole new level by using augmented reality with the physical Apple Card.
Reported by Cult of Mac, Kurbatov says that he has seen a lot of AR demos showing some basic information hovering next to a physical card, but wanted to experiment with how you could actually interact with the user interface.
This curiosity led the AR/VR Product Designer to build out the user experience of Apple Card into an AR demo. The video, posted to YouTube. shows how picking up your Apple Card could activate the AR experience, displaying the total balance and prompting to flip over the card for more more details.
Flipping over the card shows off your Transactions which, by sliding your thumb up the physical card, is a scrollable interface. Swiping to the left on the card shows additional sections like Categories and Credit Limit. The concept also shows that you could shake the card to go back in the menu.
There is no evidence that Apple is working on an augmented reality experience for Apple Card yet, but the company is expected to release its own AR glasses in the next few years, so an experience like this wouldn't be out of the question.
You can check out the concept video below:
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
I'm really looking forward to AR glasses, I remember seeing Google Glass and thinking "This is the future". Smartphones are pretty boring now, I think they're reached their peak, all they do now is add better cameras. The folding concept (the RAZR type) is pretty cool but nothing revolutionary and still has problems.