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Technology Apple could launch AR glasses in 2020 if it finds a reason for you to buy them

20:00  22 october  2019
20:00  22 october  2019 Source:   techradar.com

iOS 13 code suggests Apple’s exciting new AR glasses might launch sooner than we thought

iOS 13 code suggests Apple’s exciting new AR glasses might launch sooner than we thought Apple will unveil the iPhone 11 series next week, likely alongside new Apple Watch models, but these aren't the only new iOS products the company is developing. In fact, some of them might not be introduced until a much later date, and we're not talking about the 2019 iPad Pro models that should be announced in October. A discovery in an internal iOS 13 development build suggests Apple hasn't stopped developing its rumored augmented reality (AR) glasses, revealing some details about the unreleased device.

Apple may have AR glasses lined up for 2020 , but needs to find a compelling reason for them . The Apple AR glasses could get their own app store to offer up experiences tailored to the hardware, as not Gurmnan suggests the AR glasses could later become a standalone successor to the iPhone.

Apple to launch AR headset in 2020 . Apple 's long been mooted to be getting into the AR specs game - and a new report (via 9to5Mac) suggests we might not have to wait The Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has stated that production of the headset could start late this year, and go on sale in early 2020 .

Ever since Google Glass hit the scene, we've been wondering how Apple would respond. It turns out that Apple didn't need to have a comeback, but it appears Apple could have an augmented reality (AR) headset in the works for 2020 anyway, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

a laptop computer sitting on top of a wooden table: Apple AR glasses© Provided by Future Publishing Ltd. Apple AR glasses

Apple is planning AR glasses for sometime in 2020 to come alongside an updated 5G iPhone, reports Mark Gurman. At first, the glasses would be more of an accessory for the iPhone by pairing with it and putting information like texts and maps in front of users at a glance. If it can also pull off games, it'll be a step ahead of the simple display for Google Glass and the display-less tech glasses like Snapchat Spectacles 2 or Amazon Echo Frames.

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Kuo believes that the AR glasses will act as an iPhone accessory in the way the original Apple Watch did. That would mean the iPhone providing much of Apple has been working on augmented reality hardware, including the glasses , for several years, and it 's now possible to see them fitting in with the

Can Apple make a pair of AR glasses that don't look stupid on your face that you 'll actually want to wear? Would its AR glasses be designed for It 's believed the headset could offer both AR and VR-like experiences, although it 's unclear how because they 're fundamentally different; AR allows you to

The Apple AR glasses could get their own app store to offer up experiences tailored to the hardware, as not every iPhone app would be a perfect fit for a display worn on your face. Gurmnan suggests the AR glasses could later become a standalone successor to the iPhone. But Apple first needs to find a reason to make its glasses seem like a necessity, nailing down the killer app that offers more than marginal convenience over a smartphone or smartwatch.

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2020 feeling like the future

We've been following rumors on the Apple AR glasses for some time, as they often crop up. And, 2020 looks like a good year for Apple to make the push.

New code in iOS 13 points to Apple’s ongoing work on a pair of AR-powered glasses

  New code in iOS 13 points to Apple’s ongoing work on a pair of AR-powered glasses Over the past few years, one of the more intriguing rumors involving a new Apple product has centered on a pair of Augmented Reality glasses the company was supposedly working on. In addition to the usual speculation from the rumor mill, there was also concrete evidence that Apple was making a concerted effort to hire a large number of engineers with vast experience in various technologies related to augmented reality. Amid rumors that a pair ofAmid rumors that a pair of AR glasses or headset was in the works, developers a few weeks back found a STARTester app in one of the latter iOS betas that includes a head-mounted mode designed to replicate the user experience of some sort of augmented reality hardware.

According to Kuo, Apple 's AR glasses will be marketed as an iPhone accessory and primarily take a display role while wirelessly offloading That's the Apple for you , they seem clueless and absent, and then they pop out of How can Apple possible create something that is ready for mainstream 2020 ?

This pair of glasses could go into mass production as early as Q4 2019 and should be available at some point during the first half of 2020 . Kuo’s report doesn’t say what you ’ll find in the headset. Apple could embed displays and sensors so that the AR headset is aware of your surroundings.

The company has had ARKit for a while now on its iPhones and iPads, but attention for the feature has waned. At its press event in September, Apple didn't even highlight ARKit features for the iPhone 11. This could come down to Apple hunkering down on AR development to get the hottest features ready for next year.

2020 is shaping up to be the right year for Apple to make a big push into a new space. 5G is here and growing, with 2020 likely to be the year it goes big. Other device makers are innovating with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Microsoft Surface Duo. If Apple sticks to the iterative updates we've seen the last couple years, the iPhones and MacBooks of 2020 could feel like relics in the face of new product form factors.

  • Here's another hint Apple AR glasses will come next year

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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