Report Claims Apple Is Testing AR Glasses With IPhone Connectivity

Posted: Nov 16 2016, 3:43pm CST | by , Updated: Nov 16 2016, 5:00pm CST , in Apple


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Report claims Apple testing AR glasses with iPhone connectivity
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It was very much expected that Apple would divulge in to the world of augmented and virtual reality soon. The company holds on to its high ambitions of making a practical move in to wearable space. A new Report by Bloomberg claims that Apple is expanding its augmented reality plans as well as its wearable horizon at the same time.

This has been made possible by Apple through a new set of AR-based smart glasses which connect directly with an iPhone. This connection allows images and other information to be shared with the wearer. Information obtained from on-hand sources who know much about Apple’s internal plans state that Apple has ordered small quantities of near-eye displays to be used in the new wearable.

This limited quantity order hints that Apple is currently in the process of research work. It is probably testing if the product is worth it and will be able to secure a place in today’s market. Research Prototyping is an essential step before the actual hardware streamlining takes place. Consumers will be able to some similarities between this product and the Google glasses introduced back in 2013.

Google also experimented with augmented reality and created a device which was able to perform specific tasks without involving the usage of a Smartphone. Those glasses included features such as checking the weather, taking photographs, making calls and held third party experiences specific to the glasses. Google ditched the glasses mainly because of privacy issues.

Apple will surely learn from Google’s mistakes. Snap Inc has also launched its pair of glasses recently too. The device is called ‘Spectacles for SnapChat’. They are priced for £130 and can connect to both Android and iPhone to record 10 second videos to be shared on SnapChat. Apple prototyping a product does not necessarily mean it will hit the market. Even if it does it will not be any time soon. We still have to wait for Apple to make a move in the AR and VR space.

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