Alleged Apple Trademarks Point to ‘Reality’ Branding for Long-rumored Mixed Reality Headset

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Multiple trademark filings spotted by Bloomberg over the weekend support the notion that Apple’s long-rumored mixed reality headset will be running under the ‘Reality’ naming scheme. The report maintains Apple may be using a M2 SoC with 16 GB of memory.

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Apple May Announce AR/VR Operating System at WWDC Next Week, Trademark Suggests

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The trademark for realityOS, which is supposed to be used with “wearable computer hardware”, wasn’t filed by Apple directly. As Ortolani points out in a Twitter tread , the trademark was initially filed just two months before “realityOS” began showing up in Apple source code.

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Apple Maps Update Introduces AR Navigation

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Apple kicked off its annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) earlier today with a two-hour keynote detailing several updates to its lineup of iOS products. Image Credit: Apple. Image Credit: Apple. Feature Image Credit: Apple.

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REPORT: Apple Mixed Reality Glasses Launching Mid-2022

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This past April, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that augmented reality (AR) technology is “ critically important ” for the future of the company. It’s obvious that Apple is working hard to build an AR ecosystem of amazing tools powered by products such as the iPhone or iPad.

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Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple Likely to Release Mixed Reality Headset in January 2023

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Industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a respected figure in all things Apple supply chain leaks, says the Cupertino tech giant is likely preparing to launch its long-rumored mixed reality headset early next year. Apple is also tapped to fill growing demand.

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The Apple Car Could Feature VR Technology And No Windows

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It was back in 2014 that Apple first began the development of its own automotive vehicle. Since then Apple has filed several car-related patents teasing a number of potential features. Apple has filed a number of outrageous trademarks in the past that have yet to see the light of day.

Report Details Apple MR Headset Design Challenges & Internal Hurdles

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Apple is a notorious black box when it comes to internal projects, although sometimes details based on supply chain rumors shed a sliver of light on what might be happening with the company’s AR/VR headset behind closed doors.

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Report: Apple Recruits Hollywood Directors For VR/AR Headset

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According to The New York Times , Apple is enlisting the help of the Hollywood elite to help bolster its catalog of immersive content for its long-rumored VR/AR headset. That being said, it would make sense for Apple to seek the help of Favreau in developing immersive content.

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Apple Quietly Released One of The Most Impressive AR Room-mapping Tools

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Apple has barely mentioned augmented or virtual reality in its big keynotes lately, however at WWDC 2022 earlier this month, the company quietly released probably one of the best 3D room-mapping tools for mobile AR yet.

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Apple Reveals Improvements Coming in ARKit 6 for Developers

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Earlier this month during Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC 2022, the company gave developers the first look at improvements coming to Apple’s ARKit 6 toolkit for building AR apps on iOS devices. Image courtesy Apple. Image courtesy Apple.

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Report: Apple Health Possibly Coming To Oculus Quest

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According to a new report by Bloomberg , Facebook may be working with fellow tech giant Apple to bring the Apple Health platform to Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 headsets. Image Credit: Apple.

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Apple Reportedly Wants Nothing To Do With The Metaverse

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Last year rumors began circulating that Apple is in development of its own combination VR/AR headset. If true, Apple would be one of the few immersive technology companies uninterested in establishing its own virtual world. News Apple Augmented Reality Meta Metaverse Mixed Reality

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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’s Mixed Reality Headset Reportedly Delayed Until 2023

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According to a new report by Bloomberg , Apple’s long-rumored VR/AR headset could be delayed until 2023 due to a combination of technical issues, citing “people familiar with the situation.” ” AR being demoed at the Apple Keynote. Image Credit: Apple.

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My doubts about the Apple headset and mainstream VR

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The hype for the Apple visor is very high, and everyone is waiting for it as a kid waits for Christmas. I was thinking about this topic this morning, and I want to share with you my stream of thoughts about Apple making VR mainstream, especially highlighting my doubts about it.

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Report: Apple Hires Meta’s XR Head of Public Relations

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Apple may be nearing launch of its long-awaited XR headsets, as the company has reportedly hired Meta’s head of communications for its consumer XR products. At this point it’s fairly clear Apple is preparing its own immersive headsets.

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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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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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Report: Apple’s VR Headset Delayed to 2023 Amid Development Challenges

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Apple’s upcoming VR headset was purportedly slated to arrive sometime this year. It’s said that Apple is sourcing the device’s on-board cameras for passthrough AR from LG Innotek, however production may begin “as early as the second quarter of this year.”

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Explore Tokyo Using AR Technology Powered By Apple Maps

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It was back in 2021 that Apple first introduced AR (augmented reality) navigation to its Apple Maps app, allowing iOS users to navigate their real-world environment using virtual overlays. For more information on Apple Maps’ AR navigation visit here.

Apple Shows Off AR Trading Cards Ahead Of WWDC 2022

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WWDC 2022 is just around the corner, much to the excitement of Apple fanatics everywhere. This includes a potential new Macbook Air as well as a slew of major software updates for its ever-growing lineup of iOS devices, from the iPhone to the Apple Watch. Image Credit: Apple.

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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’s iPhone Will Soon Scan Your Ear to Solve a Big Problem with Spatial Audio

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Today during Apple’s WWDC 2022 keynote, the company announced that iOS 16 will allow users of modern iPhones to scan the shape of their ear to create more accurate spatial audio.

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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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There’s An AR Easter Egg Hidden In Apple’s New Event Invite

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Apple’s latest iPhone event may still be a week away, but you can play with this new AR effect right now. Apple today confirmed the official date for its upcoming September event. Image Credit: Apple Image Credit: Apple. Feature Image Credit: Apple.

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Apple Kills the iPod

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RIP iPod. It was a hell of a ride. Read more.

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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 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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Report: Apple’s Rumored VR Headset Could Feature 3,000 PPI MicroOLED

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Apple is hosting what promises to be its big iPhone 13 event today. Apple has a tight reign on internal leaks, which typically force tech pundits to look at the greater supply chain to get an idea of where the Cupertino tech giant is headed next.

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New Apple Watch Feature Could Form the Basis of the Company’s XR Input Strategy

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This week Apple debuted new accessibility-focused features for iOS. Among them, the AssistiveTouch feature for Apple Watch allows for single-handed control of the watch by detecting clenching and pinching of the hand, as well as accelerometer-based control.

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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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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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All AR news and announcements from Apple Event 2021

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Apple Event has just finished, and in it, Apple has announced the new iPad mini, the iPhone 13 series, and the new Apple Watch Series 7. For the whole event, Apple talked about photos, videos, and how there is a new cinematic video mode that auto-focuses the cameras on faces.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: AR Is “Critically Important” For The Company’s Future

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Augmented reality will forever change the way we communicate says the Apple CEO. According to a recent report by Apple research expert Ming-Chi Kuo , Apple will be launching a mixed reality headset later this year, followed by a dedicated AR headset in 2025 and AR contact lenses in 2030.

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Apple’s AR/VR solution might require two Apple Watches to work

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The upcoming Apple AR/VR headset may require two Apple Watches to use. At $300 a piece for the cheapest Apple Watch, that's pricey. Computing News Apple Apple AR/VR Apple Watch AR Virtual Reality VR wearables

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