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Technology More signs point to Apple's AR headset arriving in 2020

16:42  21 october  2019
16:42  21 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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 to launch AR headset in 2020 . Apple ' s long been mooted to be getting into the AR specs VentureBeat reports that Samsung is offering users the chance to sign up to the per month Most smartwatches have NFC technology for Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay, Garmin Pay, Fitbit

Apple ' s augmented reality headset will enter mass production as soon as the fourth quarter of this year in A Kuo report in March claimed Apple would launch an AR product in 2020 that could be ready by the middle of Colorful Rhythmic Platformer ‘Vectronom’ Arriving on iOS and Android this Thursday.

The drum beat for an Apple augmented reality headset is growing louder. Bloombergclaims Apple has "targeted" a 2020 release for its AR eyewear, echoing analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's expectations based on his own sources. The publication also shares a belief that the headset will sync with your iPhone to deliver messages, maps and games to your eyes. Apple has also "considered" implementing an App Store, according to the report.

However, there's no guarantee you'll be donning Apple headset any time soon despite signs of testing. Apple has been making strategic hires to bolster its AR team, but the company reportedly has yet to devise an app that would make the hardware a "must-buy." You might see a later release if higher-ups decide the product needs more work.

iOS 13 file confirms Apple is testing an augmented reality headset

iOS 13 file confirms Apple is testing an augmented reality headset Hints pulled from iOS 13 code have already shown signs of the rumored AR headset that Apple is supposedly working on, but now there's clearer proof than ever. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith points out a readme in a new release that explains to employees how they can run the augmented reality apps on an iPhone without using the actual headset. 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo showed how the iOS 13.0 gold master and iOS 13.1 beta releases contain Apple's "StarBoard" system shell to run AR apps as well. According to Smith, the code suggests that rendering could be handled on the iPhone itself, and the use of an additional gamepad/motion control device.

Apple is set to introduce major new augmented reality initiatives next year with new 3D rear sensors for the iPhone and the likely debut of Apple ’ s long-rumored AR headset product. Bloomberg says Apple has ‘targeted’ to launch the headset in 2020 , featuring holographic displays in the lenses.

Read this: Meet Apple ' s AR dream team. Apple has an "aggressive" timeline for the device, hoping to officially unveil it in 2019 and shipping it in 2020 . Since that headset is at least two years away from release, Apple will - in the short term - continue to look to make it as easy as possible for developers

Not that Apple would necessarily be worried. The same report also reiterates rumored plans for the 2020 iPhone that would bring 5G support, a "much beefier" CPU and depth-sensing rear cameras. Add talk of ARM-based Macs and an Apple Watch with sleep tracking and 2020 could be one of Apple's most important years in a while.

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The next iPad Pro may arrive in early 2020 with 3D sensors .
You might have to wait a while for the next iPad Pro, although it might provide some clever features in the bargain. Bloombergsources claim Apple is planning to release the new pro tablet "as early as" the first half of 2020, and that it would include both two cameras as well as a Face ID-like 3D sensor system to help people create "reconstructions of rooms, objects and people." The rumored 3D sensor on iPhones would come later -- you might have to get the iPad Pro if you want Apple's first crack at the new augmented reality tech.

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