If several high-profile rumors are to be believed, Apple is going to introduce a brand new wearable device-“Augmented Reality Glasses.” The smart spectacles are reportedly already work in progress and set to join the illustrious league of Apple Watch.
Regarding functionality, Apple's digital glass may work quite similarly to Snapchat's Spectacles which allow users to snap quick videos. Featuring 115-degrees lens, they mimic how human eyes see.
Apple Augmented Reality Glasses
Apple is Reportedly Working with German optics company Carl Zeiss on its Digital Glasses
According to a well-known blogger Robert Scoble, Apple is working with German optics company Carl Zeiss on a light pair of augmented reality/mixed reality glasses.
“Apple and Zeiss working together on augmented reality optics. For the nerds who were at CES and not paying attention to all my posts. A Zeiss employee confirmed the rumors that Apple and Carl Zeiss AG are working on a light pair of augmented reality/mixed reality glasses.”
How Will the AR Glasses Function?
The augmented reality glasses would connect to iPhone wirelessly. They would show images along with other information in user's field of vision.
“While still in an exploration phase, the device would connect wirelessly to iPhones, show images and other information in the wearer’s field of vision, and may use augmented reality, the people said. They asked not to be identified speaking about a secret project.” – Bloomberg
Apple AR Glasses Release Date
Based on the latest report, Apple may announce its mixed reality glasses this year. Robert Scoble adds that he had thought the glasses would be introduced next year but going by the latest proof, he thinks they will hit the market this year only.
“The glasses may be announced this year. (I thought it was next year but now that I saw this I believe it will happen this year.” – Robert Scoble
Apple AR Glasses Price
As of now, there is no clarity as to what could be the price of Apple's digital glasses. However, we expect them to be available for anything between $150-$200.
Apple CEO Tim Cook Prefers AR to VR
Not too long ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook had reasoned why he prefers AR to VR. He asserted that AR allows users to interact with the real world.
“Virtual reality sort of encloses and immerses the person into an experience that can be really cool, but probably has a lower commercial interest over time,” Cook said. “Less people will be interested in that.”
“There's some really cool areas there for education and gaming that we have a lot of interest in,” Cook said of VR during an Interview given to ABC news.
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