EXCLUSIVE: Apple AR glasses hands-on preview

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Some days ago, all the community got excited because on the invitation to WWDC 2021, Apple has drawn an Animoji with some applications reflected on her glasses. Everyone started wondering if Apple could announce its AR glasses at WWDC or not. augmented reality reviews apple

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Rumor: Apple Will Debut AR Headset & Tracker In 2021

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According to TF International Securities analyst and respected Apple researcher Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is set to debut a wide range of new projects this year, including the long-rumored “Apple Glass” AR headset and AirTag tracking device.

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Report: Apple Mixed Reality Headset Coming In 2022, Apple Glass In 2025, AR Contacts in 2030

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Trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo returns with a supposed timeline for Apple’s rumored XR technology. “We believe that Apple may highly integrate this helmet with video-related applications (e.g., Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, etc.)

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Apple Announcements

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Join Digital Trends for full coverage from Apple's latest event. Apple Mobile apple spring event 2021

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Report: Apple Could Launch a Standalone VR Headset Sometime Next Year

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According to a report by Bloomberg News , Apple may be planning to release a VR headset with limited AR capabilities as soon as 2022, which is said to be a precursor to its long-rumored, fully-fledged AR device.

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New Apple Patents Cover “Micro-gesture” XR Input, Head-worn Haptics to Guide User Attention

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A newly published patent application from Apple highlights the company’s internal exploration of “micro-gestures” for AR input, which involves using the thumb against the index finger as a sort of virtual joystick or selector. Image courtesy Apple.

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Report: Apple Starts Preliminary Production on “semitransparent” AR Lenses

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According to a report by The Information , Apple is gearing up to enter a new phase in production on its fabled AR headset. Rumored & unverified ‘Apple Glass’ logo, Image courtesy Jon Prosser, Front Page Tech.

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Rumor: ‘Apple Glass’ AR Headset Will Retail At $499, Works With iPhone

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New leaks may reveal additional information regarding Apple’s long-rumored AR device. According to Powell, who claims to have seen a prototype of the headset, the “Apple Glass” will feature an all-plastic design, though the final product may feature a metal option as well.

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Report: Apple Mixed Reality Headset Could Feature Hand & Eye-Tracking, Swappable Headbands

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According to a new report by The Information , a source with immediate knowledge of Apple’s hardware claims that the companies highly-anticipated combination VR/AR device could launch as soon as next year alongside a suite of impressive features. Feature Image Credit: Apple.

Apple TV+ Launches ‘For All Mankind’ AR Experience On iOS Devices

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Apple’s alternate history series receives its own augmented reality tie-in ahead of Season two. Image Credit: Apple. “I Season 2 is expected to arrive on February 19th on Apple TV+. Feature Image Credit: Apple.

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Apple Files Patent For Mixed Reality Headset That Projects Images On Your Eyeballs

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Apple looks to eliminate screens entirely according to a patent published by the USPTO. This week the United States Patent and Trademark Office published a patent filed by Apple Inc. responsible for the design of Apple’s powerful TrueDepth camera.

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Report: Apple AR Headset Launching Early 2020

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Will Apple be the first to kick-start the AR headset market? According to research conducted by TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will begin mass production of its long-rumored AR headset before the end of the year and will launch the device as early as the second quarter of 2020. . Feature Image Credit: Apple AR headset mock-up. In 2018, it was reported that Apple was in development of a combination VR/AR headset that would launch sometime in 2020.

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Apple TV 4K (2017) vs. Apple TV 4K (2021)

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Apple's latest Apple TV 4K hardware hits shelves next month. Buying Guides Home Theater 5th gen Apple TV 6th gen Apple TV Apple apple tv Apple TV 4KIs it worth upgrading your 2017 model? We've put together this comparison guide to help you decide.

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Apple TV 4K vs. Apple TV HD

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Is the Apple TV HD right for you or do you need the power and resolution of the latest Apple TV 4K? Buying Guides Home Theater Apple Apple TV 4K Apple TV HD StreamingHere, we breakdown the differences between the two models.

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Report: Apple Acquires 3D VR Streaming Company NextVR

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According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman , Apple acquired the 3D VR streaming company NextVR. ” According to Bloomberg , Apple confirmed that it had acquired NextVR but gave no further details or explanations.

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Apple announces the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE

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Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 6 on Tuesday with features like measuring blood oxygen levels. Apple Mobile News Wearables Apple September 2020 Apple Watch 6

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New Apple TV 4K gets more power, new Siri remote

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At its Spring Loaded Event, Apple has finally announced an update to its 4-year-old premium streaming box. Apple Gaming Home Theater 6th gen Apple TV apple spring event 2021 Apple TV 4K

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Unboxing Apple's new AirTags

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Mashable's Brenda Stolyar unboxes the new AirTags debuted at Apple's 'Spring Loaded ' event on April 20th. More about Apple , Mashable Video , Apple Event , Apple News , and Tech. Apple Mashable Video Apple Event Apple News Tech

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Report: Apple Acquires Motion Capture Firm IKinema

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According to a MacRumor report and regulatory filings with the UK government, Apple may have quietly acquired UK-based motion capture firm IKinema. The report has thus far gone unsubstantiated by both companies, however a number of filings with the UK government shows that Apple’s director of corporate law, Peter Denwood, has been recently appointed the director of IKinema, listing Apple’s HQ address.

Interview with Robert Scoble about Oculus Quest 2, Apple Glasses and more!

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In the interview with me, he talked about many topics, like the rumors he heard on Apple Glasses, on the Oculus Quest 2 , the America vs China war, XR entrepreneurship, Tesla, and more! Apple is (maybe) already testing Apple Glasses in the wild. How will Apple Glasses be?

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Apple Music vs. Spotify

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Apple Music Apple Music iOS 10 Spotify streaming musicThe competition has helped the recording industry reach record heights. Determining which is better is tough.

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The best Apple Watch apps

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The best Apple Watch apps let you engage in various tasks, from mindfulness to relaxation, music, and productivity. Here are our favorite Apple Watch apps. Apple Buying Guides Mobile Wearables Apple Watch Apps Best of best of everything Tier 4

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Apple HomePod mini review: Finally, the smart speaker Apple needs

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Apple failed to make an impression with the original HomePod, but the HomePod mini is poised to change that. Apple Home Theater Smart Home Apple HomePod mini HomePod Siri smart speaker

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Apple AirTag vs. Tile Tags: Comparing the item trackers

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What’s the difference between Tile Trackers and Apple's AirTag? Mobile Apple AirTags Apple event apple spring event 2021 key finders Tile tile trackerWe break it down in this comparison.

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Rumor: Apple AR Glasses Leak Points to Name, Price & Possible Launch Window

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We know that Apple has been developing an AR headset since at least 2017, but outside of what we gathered from files hidden in iOS 13.1 SEE ALSO Apple AR Headset FOV, Codename, and Stereoscopic Rendering Mode Reportedly Found in iOS 13.1. Apple Apple AR News apple ar apple smartglasse

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Report: Apple to Acquire Live Event Streaming Company NextVR for $100M

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NextVR, the live event broadcasting platform for VR headsets, may soon find itself acquired by Apple, a report by 9to5Mac maintains, which is expected to be valued around $100 million. At the time of this writing, neither Apple nor NextVR have commented on the alleged acquisition.

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Apple AirTags will track down missing gadgets and valuables

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Apple just announced its minuscule-size, attachable trackers called AirTags during its Spring Loaded event. Apple Mobile Smart Home Wearables AirTags Apple AirTags apple spring event 2021

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Apple Watch Series 6

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The latest Apple Watch reviews, news, and buying guides, all in one place. If you’re an iOS user, Apple’s flagship smartwatch is really the only wearable to buy.

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Apple Reportedly In Talks To Purchase VR Live Streaming Platform NextVR

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According to a new report by 9to5Mac , Apple is currently in the process of acquiring VR/AR live streaming platform NextVR for a modest $100M. With the potential financial backing of Apple, however, there’s no limit to how this technology could be used.

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Report: Apple Acquires VR Startup Spaces

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Protocol reports that the VR startup Spaces was acquired by Apple this week, after the company made a statement via email and on its website that Spaces “is heading in a new direction.” As mentioned above, Protocol reports that the startup has been acquired by Apple.

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Samsung Beats Apple to the Punch with SmartTags+ & AR Finder

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Over the past two product cycles, Apple has been rumored to be preparing to reveal its Apple AirTags tracking devices that can help iPhone owners find their possessions with augmented reality. But Samsung has leapfrogged Apple with its own take on the product category.

Apple may have finally found a partner for the Apple Car

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The Apple Car may be edging toward reality after a new report suggested the tech giant may have finally found a partner to help it make its electric vehicle. Apple Cars News Apple car autonomous cars electric cars Evs LG Magna

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Flurry of New Apple ‘AR/VR’ Job Listings Point to New Products on the Horizon

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A flurry of new job listings for Apple’s secretive ‘Technology Development Group’ suggests that the company has reached a new phase of turning its years of AR/VR R&D into actual upcoming products. Two of the most intriguing among the new job listings are the roles of ‘AR/VR Demo Evangelist’ and ‘Product Manager, AR/VR’ It’s no secret that Apple has been doing lots of R&D in the AR and VR space for years now.

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Apple Flinched

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Facebook initiated one of the pettiest corporate feuds against Apple’s supposedly privacy-centric new features, and today Apple capitulated. apple

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Apple HomePod Mini vs. Apple HomePod

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Here's how Apple's two smart speakers stack up and which we recommend. Apple Buying Guides Smart Home Apple HomePods comparison best HomePod to buy HomePod mini comparison HomePod mini differences HomePod vs. HomePod mini

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OnePlus Watch vs. Apple Watch Series 3

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But how does it stack up to the Apple Watch Series 3? Apple Buying Guides Mobile Wearables Apple Watch Apple Watch 3 Apple Watch Series 3 oneplus OnePlus WatchThe OnePlus Watch is a great new wearable that's also reasonably priced.

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Rumor: Apple Reportedly Suspends Work on Consumer AR Headset

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The Cupertino-based tech giant may be pumping the brakes on its long-rumored Apple AR headset , something that was reportedly slated to see a release as early as 2020. A DigiTimes Taiwan report (via MacRumors ) now suggests that Apple has disbanded the team behind it, effectively putting its consumer AR device on hold. Apple continuously advertises a number of job positions dealing with AR software and hardware.

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