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Apple Moving Forward on Semitransparent Lenses for Upcoming AR Headset

Apple and Foxconn have reached a key milestone in the development of Apple’s long-rumored augmented reality headset, with the semitransparent lenses for the device moving from prototype to trial production, reports The Information. Apple is developing the lenses on a single production line at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu in southwestern China, where most of […]

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Bloomberg: Apple’s AR/VR Gaming Headset Plans Altered By Internal Divisions

Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman this morning filed a story detailing the internal divisions at Apple that led it to change the course of its AR and VR headset development. Specifically, the report covers disagreements between former Apple design chief Jony Ive and Mike Rockwell, the executive heading up Apple’s secretive 1,000-strong group devoted to VR and […]

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Jon Prosser Claims Apple is Working on ‘Steve Jobs Heritage Edition’ AR Glasses, Gurman Calls Rumor ‘Complete Fiction’

Apple is working on a limited-edition version of its augmented reality smart glasses that’s designed to look like the round, frameless glasses that Steve Jobs was famous for wearing, according to Jon Prosser. Prosser, who runs YouTube show Front Page Tech and who has been sharing a flood of Apple rumors in recent weeks, mentioned […]

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Apple’s Augmented Reality Glasses Again Rumored for 2021 Launch

Apple’s rumored augmented reality glasses will launch in 2021, with “small-volume” production expected to start in the first half of the year, according to paywalled information shared by DigiTimes. Apple to roll out AR glasses in 2021 Apple is expected to roll out its augmented reality glasses in 2021, according to sources at related suppliers, […]

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‘Apple Glass’ Rumored to Start at $499, Support Prescription Lenses, and More

Apple Reopening 25 US Stores and 12 in Canada This Week Apple will reopen more than 25 stores across the U.S. and 12 stores in Canada this week, reports Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The decision follows a published letter on Sunday from the company’s senior VP of retail, Deirdre O’Brien, detailing the safety measures that Apple […]

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Apple Glasses Could Be Unveiled in Mid 2021 and Made Available to Order in 2022

Apple plans to introduce its widely rumored augmented reality glasses in March or June of 2021, according to leaker Jon Prosser. Yesterday, reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the Apple Glasses will launch in 2022 at the earliest, so it is possible that Apple unveils the glasses in 2021 and releases them in 2022. This […]

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Apple Acquires Virtual Reality Company NextVR

Apple has acquired California-based virtual reality company NextVR, Apple confirmed to Bloomberg today. New’s of Apple’s planned NEXTVR acquisition first surfaced in April, but it appears the purchase wasn’t completed until recently. Apple reportedly spent around $100 million to purchase the company. The NextVR website has disappeared, and there is a message that says the […]

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Kuo: Apple Glasses to Launch in 2022 at Earliest, New 10.8-Inch iPad and 9-Inch iPad Mini Coming in 2020/2021

Apple has long been rumored to be working on some kind of augmented reality headset, and in a new note to investors, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that he expects the Apple Glasses to launch in 2022 at the earliest. Taiwanese site DigiTimes also recently said that Apple’s AR glasses could launch by 2022 as […]

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Apple Reportedly Acquiring NextVR for $100 Million

Apple is planning to acquire California-based virtual reality company NextVR in a deal said to be worth $100 million, 9to5Mac reported over the weekend. NextVR is a company that melds virtual reality with sports, music, and entertainment, offering VR experiences for watching live events on VR headsets from PlayStation, HTC, Oculus, Google, Microsoft, and other […]

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Apple Testing AR/VR Headset With HTC Vive-Like Controller, Crosswalk Bowling Game, and More

Apple has expressed a profound interest in augmented reality in recent years, making a major push into the space with frameworks like ARKit and RealityKit, creative tools like Reality Composer and Reality Converter, and hardware like the LiDAR Scanner on the new iPad Pro and likely some iPhone 12 models. Multiple reports have indicated that […]

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Apple’s AR Glasses Could Launch by 2022 as Suppliers Reportedly Ramp Up Development

Apple’s rumored augmented reality glasses are under development and could launch by 2022, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes. The full report has yet to be released, but a paywalled preview reads as follows: Apple AR glasses under developmentTaiwan-based optical component suppliers are engaged in the development of Apple’s augmented reality smart glasses, which […]

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New AR Sensor Coming to 2020 iPad Pro and iPhone Models, AR/VR Headset as Soon as 2021

Following a report from The Information this morning summarizing a recent internal Apple meeting that pegged the release of Apple’s augmented reality headsets for the 2022–23 timeframe rather than the more aggressive 2020 window that has previously been rumored, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman has shared additional information on the company’s AR roadmap that will initially focus […]

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Apple Said to Release AR Headset With 3D Scanning in 2022, Sleeker Glasses to Follow in 2023

Apple aims to release an augmented reality headset in 2022, followed by a “sleeker” pair of augmented reality glasses by 2023, according to The Information. Google GlassesThe headset is said to feature 3D scanning, advanced human detection, and more… The report claims Apple executives discussed the timelines in an internal presentation to employees at its […]

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Bloomberg: Apple Targets 2020 for Release of AR Headset, Apple Watch Sleep Tracking, and ARM-Based Macs

Apple has targeted a 2020 release for its augmented reality headset, although the timeframe could be pushed back if the product needs more development, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. Google GlassesThe report claims the glasses are expected to wirelessly pair with an iPhone to display information such as messages, emails, and maps over the wearer’s […]

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Apple Watch Sleep Tracking, Schooltime Mode, AR/VR Headset Icon, and More Revealed in iOS 13 Code

Over the past few days, MacRumors has published several details about Apple’s upcoming Tile competitor and its development of an augmented reality headset after receiving an internal build of iOS 13 from a source. Digging further into the code, we have come across several other tidbits of information related to the Apple Watch and iPhone. […]

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iOS 13 Code Suggests Apple Testing AR Headset With ‘StarBoard’ Mode, ‘Garta’ Codename, and More [Updated]

Apple has long been rumored to be working on an augmented reality headset or glasses, and despite a recent DigiTimes report claiming the project had been suspended, documentation seen by MacRumors in an internal build of iOS 13 suggests development of a head-mounted augmented reality display has continued. Apple Glasses conceptNamely, internal builds of iOS […]

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