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Apple plans to release a AR/VR headset in 2022 and a sleeker pair of AR glasses in 2023. The timelines run counter to recent reports that suggest a 2020 ship year. That and more details about Apple's AR hardware efforts here, with @waynema & @nickwingfield https://t.co/HTLP3gm9ei— Alex Heath (@alexeheath) November 11, 2019
"Attendees were required to wrap their iPhones in tamper-proof stickers with unique QR codes that blocked the front and back cameras, preventing them from photographing the event."— Amir Efrati (@amir) November 11, 2019
Am willing to bet the proposed ship dates slip by a year or 2. https://t.co/75NveZuljb
2023 for consumer AR glasses seems like a realistic timeline.— Andrew Hart (@AndrewProjDent) November 11, 2019
Read the whole thread 👇 - some interesting early details about the UX, such as darkening lenses for AR usage, to indicate the wearer is distracted. Things which I'm sure at some later point will seem "obvious". https://t.co/eq0v7jeUIE
One more thing I want to call out towards the end of the story: Snap is developing a 4th gen version of its Spectacles camera glasses, codenamed Hermosa, with smart lenses capable of showing AR effects. Facebook already working on similar hardware too.— Alex Heath (@alexeheath) November 11, 2019
The AR wars are on!
“Replace the iPhone in a decade with cameras mounted on people’s faces” is one of those world-scale culture shifts that maybe we ought to be more careful about— nilay patel (@reckless) November 11, 2019
The AR glasses are in the earlier stages of development, but Apple is working on lenses that darken when the wearer is using AR, a way of letting others know the wearer is distracted. They are meant to be worn all day, & execs think they could replace iPhones in roughly a decade.— Alex Heath (@alexeheath) November 11, 2019
For the AR/VR headset, Apple plans for the device to have an ultra high-res display, the ability to detect people in the field of vision, and the ability to map the surfaces/edges of a room. Apple wants the device to be more lightweight and easy to wear than Facebook's Oculus.— Alex Heath (@alexeheath) November 11, 2019
Just about a month ago, I wrote for subscribers why you shouldn't believe the 2020 timeline. The dates here line up more closely with my analysis of the technology timeline and the market readiness timeline.— Ben Bajarin (@BenBajarin) November 11, 2019
Apple’s Rumored 2020 AR Glasseshttps://t.co/NR5hVlj2tN https://t.co/kjrgZt3Etb
Execs discussed the roadmap for the AR devices during an October meeting at the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple's campus. Sources said it's highly unusual for so many employees to be briefed about such secretive projects (though they were made to put tape over there phone cameras).— Alex Heath (@alexeheath) November 11, 2019
Big report on Apple AR from The Information. AR-focused Oculus Quest-ish headset reportedly coming in 2022 and sleeker glasses in 2023 -- "current prototypes look like high-priced sunglasses with thick frames that house the battery and chips" https://t.co/8z3oLkAoTi— Lucas Matney (@lucasmtny) November 11, 2019
Here's some of what we know:— Alex Heath (@alexeheath) November 11, 2019
- There are two Apple AR devices in the works: a mixed reality headset that looks somewhat like Facebook's Oculus Quest, & more futuristic AR glasses.
- Apple plans to reach out to developers in 2021 to encourage them to build apps for the headset.
Oh hey, maybe this will finally get Apple's AR hype back to reasonable levels? Like I've said before: #AR is still in its very early days. Most of the tech isn't ready for prime time, hence why Hololens and co are so expensive.https://t.co/xvs586albk— Gerald McAlister 🦃 (@gemisisDev) November 11, 2019
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