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21:30  09 october  2019
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iOS 13 code hints Apple may be testing an AR headset

iOS 13 code hints Apple may be testing an AR headset Apple's long-rumored plans for an augmented reality headset appear to be taking shape. MacRumorsclaims to have seen documentation for an internal iOS 13 build that points to work on AR headset support. They reference a "STARTester" app that can switch to a head-mounted mode, a "StarBoard" shell (a possible parallel to iOS' Springboard) for stereo AR apps and code references to special modes, views and scenes. It even references a codename for one device, Garta, that might be linked to the previously rumored T288 project. Earlier stories have painted varying pictures of what Apple is working on.

Apple's rumored augmented reality headset might end up being a sidekick for your iPhone . A report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Wednesday said the company's AR headset will enter mass production as soon as the fourth quarter of this year in order to meet an early 2020 launch, according to MacRumors.

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CNET reported last year that Apple was working on an AR headset slated for release in 2020.

Kuo said the AR headset will be marketed as an iPhone accessory, according to MacRumors. The headset will primarily be a display, Kuo reportedly said, with functions like computing and networking being handled by a companion iPhone. This could help keep the headset slim and lightweight, more like glasses, according to MacRumors.

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Apple and TF International Securities didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Apple may launch its AR headset with third-party help early next year .
Apple could release its long-rumored augmented reality headset before mid next year. According to a note obtained by 9to5Mac, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a strong track record when it comes to Apple predictions, says the company will launch the device in the second quarter of 2020. Kuo has said in the past that Apple plans to market the headset as an iPhone accessory. It will reportedly wirelessly offload computing, networking and location-related tasks to the iPhone. In this way, Apple hopes to keep the device thin and light. Without providing additional context, Kuo adds Apple will work third-party brands to launch the accessory.

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