Everyone knows Apple. It’s one of the richest companies in the world. That’s the perfect time to introduce something knew, to catch their competitors up with newest technologies and to develop AR.
And what is the AR?
Apple explains “Imagine that the boundaries between the real and virtual world simply do not exist. You move from space to the school bench. The past becomes as real as the present. And ordinary things suddenly look quite amazing. With the iPhone and iPad, these experiences are not only possible. They are literally at your fingertips. Augmented Reality is an innovative use of technology that changes the way you work, learn, play and connect with your surroundings. And this is just the beginning. The beginning of a whole new world.”
And what about it?
Apple plans to release its first augmented reality headset in 2022, followed by a smaller device — a pair of AR glasses — in 2023, as The Information reports. Firstly, the date has been unclear and analysts approximated or even rumoured that it will be launched in 2020. Now, according to Apple headquarter’s internal presentations and conferences, The Information claims that the date will be postponed to 2022 due to technological difficulties. It is better for Apple to wait for the highest quality product than launching something not tweaked, right?
What’s more about this AR headset?
We probably already know the codename, which is N301! It should be very similar to a slimmer version of the Oculus Quest, which was released in May and has AR capabilities and uses external recorders to place the user’s surrounding. It would have abilities to recognise people shapes, furniture or rooms and have high-quality displays to present all information about a virtual world. It will help to blend artificial objects with reality. The software will probably start to be creating in 2021.
Apple now wants to release a smaller version of current prototypes, which look like high-priced sunglasses with thick frames. The newest version is aimed to be slimmer and to be worn for a longer period of time.
The AR area is developing fast and is even about supplanting iPhone in a decade.