VR and AR Are Coming

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At a GlanceApple is investigating multiple ways virtual and augmented reality could be implemented into future iOS devices or new hardware products.

Apple is rumored to have a secret research unit comprising hundreds coque galaxy a5 dragon of employees working on AR and VR, exploring ways the emerging technologies could be used in future Apple products. VR/AR hiring has ramped up and Apple has acquired multiple AR/VR companies coque iphone 4 humour as it furthers its coque tigra iphone xs work in the AR/VR space.

Apple is said to be working on multiple virtual and augmented reality headset prototypes as coque indestructible iphone 5 engineers search for the “most compelling application” for such a device, and current rumors indicate that Apple’s first product will be an augmented reality headset and/or glasses.

According to The Information, Apple is working on two AR projects that include an augmented reality headset set to be released in perfect coque iphone 6 coqueiphone126708 2022 followed by a sleeker pair of augmented reality glasses coming in 2023. Many rumors have focused solely on the glasses, however, leading to some confusion about Apple’s plans.

AR Smart Glasses

Apple is working on a set of augmented reality glasses, which Leaker Jon Prosser has suggested Apple will call coque fille samsung j3 2017 the smart glasses the “Apple Glass.” That name would be an unusual choice given the coque bumper rhinoshield iphone 7 similarity to the name of coque iphone 5 la labyrinthe Google Glass, a product that existed long before Apple’s work coque iphone 7 disney paillette on AR glasses came to light.

The glasses are said to look similar to regular glasses, with coque epaisse iphone 7 both lenses to feature displays that can be interacted with using gestures. There will be an option to get the glasses with no coque galaxy a5 2017 femme prescription lenses at a possible starting price of $499, with prescription lenses available at an additional cost.

Well respected Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo expects the AR glasses to be marketed as an iPhone accessory coque galaxy j7 licorne and will primarily take a display role offloading computing, networking, and positioning to the iPhone. Offering coque iphone 5 tour eiffel the AR glasses as an iPhone accessory will allow Apple to keep them slim and lightweight. Prosser says that the glasses will look similar to Ray Ban Wayfarers or the glasses that Tim Cook wears.

Bloomberg has said the Apple glasses will run “rOS” or reality operating system. rOS coque iphone 6 s spigen sushicube34076 is said to be based on iOS, the operating system that runs on the iPhone. For the AR headset, Apple is developing a “system on a package” chip similar to what’s in the Apple Watch, though it will rely on the iPhone as mentioned above.

Over the course of developing an AR headset, Apple has considered touch panels, voice activation, and head gestures as input methods, and a range star wars coque samsung of applications from mapping to texting are being prototyped. Virtual meeting rooms and 360 degree video playback are also concepts that are being explored.

Thought there were hogwarts all house coque iphone 5 5s se initial rumors of a 2020 launch, Bloomberg believes an AR/VR headset could come as early as 2021. A report from DigiTimes suggests Apple’s AR glasses will launch in 2021, and Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo expects a 2022 launch at the earliest.

Leaker Jon Prosser believes Apple will unveil its AR glasses in March or June of 2021, which could mean the glasses will be shown off in 2021 and then released later in 2022.

Prosser also says that Apple is working on a limited edition “Steve Jobs Heritage” version of the smart glasses that are designed to look like the round, frameless glasses that Steve Jobs used to wear, but Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has called this rumor “complete fiction.”

AR Headset

The Information and Bloomberg have both said that Apple is working on smart glasses AND an AR headset, with the headset to come out in 2021 followed by the glasses in 2022.

Details on Apple’s work on an AR headset were allegedly shared coque pompier samsung j3 2017 by Apple in an internal employee meeting, where Apple execs are said to have highlighted features like 3D scanning and advanced human detection.

The headset is rumored to be similar to Facebook’s Oculus Quest virtual reality headset, but with a sleeker design that uses fabrics and lightweight materials to ensure the headset is comfortable.

It’s said to feature a high resolution display and cameras samsung galaxy j3 coque rouge that will let users “read small type” and “see other people standing in front of and behind virtual objects.” The headset will be able to map surfaces, edges, and dimensions of rooms with “greater accuracy than existing devices on the market.”

Apple wants to create an App Store for the headset, with a focus on gaming, streaming video content, and video conferencing. It will be controlled via Siri, though Apple is also testing a physical remote.

Apple and Foxconn are developing semitransparent lenses for an AR headset, and the lenses have moved from the prototyping stage to trial production, the final step before mass production. At the trial production stage, the coque iphone 6 protection sushicube33011 design is typically locked down, which suggests the product is in the final coque galaxy s7 spigen neo hybrid stages of development.

A Powerful AR/VR Headset

Along with augmented reality smart glasses of some kind, rumors have suggested that Apple is working on an incredibly powerful AR/VR headset that’s not quite like anything else on the market. It is said to feature an 8K display for each eye that would be untethered from either a computer or a smartphone, and it would work with both virtual and augmented reality applications…