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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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 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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Report: Apple AR Headset Launching Early 2020

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Will Apple be the first to kick-start the AR headset market? 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 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. SEE ALSO Apple AR Headset FOV, Codename, and Stereoscopic Rendering Mode Reportedly Found in iOS 13.1.

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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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.

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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 Stores Will Soon Host AR Art Tours And Developer Sessions

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Yesterday, Apple announced Today at Apple , a new AR-based program designed to expose Apple Store visitors to next-level augmented artwork developed using the companies Swift Playground platform. Pipilotti Rist’s “International Liquid Finger Prayer” / Image Credit: Apple.

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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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Apple is Snapping up Many of Magic Leap’s Former Employees

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It seems now that many of Magic Leap’s recently laid-off employees are helping Apple with its own AR headset ambitions. The flow from Magic Leap to Apple has been a constant one too, Protocol has found. AR News News apple apple ar ar magic leap

Leaker Claims Apple Glass Coming As Soon As Late 2021, Targeting $500

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Rumors surrounding Apple-branded eyewear seem to emerge with regularity and that’s been the case for years, with a range of supposed target dates, prices and features. On a Sunday in March, he tweeted that new Apple products would be arriving that week. Past Work On Apple Eyewear.

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Report: Apple In Development Of VR/AR Headset & AR Glasses, First Device Launches 2022

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A new report pushes the rumored launch date of Apple’s AR device by two years; hints at a second, sleeker device. Not only that, but the AR headset will be followed by the release of AR glasses the following year, establishing Apple’s official augmented reality ecosystem in the process.

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Apple Seeks to “identify new computational display technologies for AR/VR” with New Hires

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In its latest hiring bout, over the last month Apple has sought more than a dozen new hires specifically for AR and VR roles. Among them, the company is looking for a Computational Display Engineering Manager for incubating advanced display technologies for use with upcoming Apple products.

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Report: Apple Acquires VR & AR Eye-tracking Company SMI

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A report from MacRumors provides compelling evidence that Apple has quietly acquired SMI, also known as SensoMotoric Instruments, a company specializing in eye-tracking technology. MacRumors reports that the company was quietly acquired by Apple sometime between May 2nd and July 26th, 2017.

Apple AR Headset FOV, Codename, and Stereoscopic Rendering Mode Reportedly Found in iOS 13.1

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Steadily becoming the biggest open-secret in the industry… more evidence has come to light that Apple in ongoing development of an AR headset. SEE ALSO Apple Offers Impressive Web-based AR Previews of New Mac Pro.

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iOS 13 Code Suggests Apple is Testing Its AR Headset Internally

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Apple may not have shown off any AR tech at the company’s grand iPhone 11 unveiling yesterday, however thanks to some newly discovered code in a recent built of iOS 13, it appears Apple is testing its own AR headset internally. Image courtesy Apple.

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A New Leak May Reveal Information About The First Game For Apple’s Rumored VR/AR Device

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A new report shows a customized HTC Vive Focus controller and “crosswalk bowling game” Back in 2018, rumors began circulating that Apple was in development of a hybrid VR/AR headset. Weird I guess HTC are assisting Apple with AR tech?

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Rumor: Apple Reportedly Partners With Valve to Develop AR Headset

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Apple is developing an AR headset; so much is clear from its many AR-specific job listings and even its latest version of iOS, which includes a stereoscopic renderer. SEE ALSO Apple AR Headset FOV, Codename, and Stereoscopic Rendering Mode Reportedly Found in iOS 13.1.

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Apple Beta Code Reportedly Reveals AR Headset Field Of View

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beta 3 reveals the field of view of three Apple AR devices, according to a Twitter user who posted a video of the device simulation testing mode. Reports that Apple is working on AR glasses first emerged in late 2017. Apple apple AR glasses augmented reality field of view

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Apple Adding “plug and play support” for Vive Pro in MacOS Mojave

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At Apple’s WWDC conference this week, the company announced that the Vive Pro will be fully supported on the newest version of MacOS, ‘Mojave’, soon to launch in public beta and available widely later this year. ski speaks on stage at WWDC 2018 | Image courtesy Apple.

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Apple Reportedly in Development on Combination AR/VR Headset

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Apple could soon be dominating the immersive market as rumors swirl around their unannounced AR/VR headset. A recent Cnet report has the the immersive industry in a tizzy as rumors regarding Apple’s still yet-to-be-announced combination AR & VR headset have begun circulating once more.

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iOS 13 Points Towards Existence Of Apple’s Supposedly-Canceled AR Headset

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Could Apple’s long-speculated AR glasses still be in development? Earlier this year, rumors generated by patents submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office suggested that a wearable augmented reality device could potentially be in development at Apple.

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Report: Apple’s Rumored Smart Tracker Will Use AR To Help You Find Lost Items

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According to reports by MacRumors , Apple is currently in development of a Bluetooth beacon device that allows iOS and watchOS users to track their personal belongings using AR navigation. Image Credit: Apple. Featured Image Credit: MacRumors, Apple.

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Apple Teases New ARKit 2 Experiences At 2018 Keynote

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Science-based basketball training and oldschool Galaga with a multiplayer twist heads to iOS via Apple’s advanced augmented reality platform. Apple’s 2018 keynote event has officially come to a close and it appears as though iOS fans have much to look forward to over the coming months.

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Analysis: Did Apple Really Cancel Its AR Headset?

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Taiwanese news outlet DigiTimes recently reported that Apple canceled its long rumored AR hardware project. And if so, what exactly did Apple cancel? What was Apple working on? In the same year, Apple acquired Akonia Holographics.

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Apple Acquires AR Optics Startup Akonia Holographics

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Apple has acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup focused on holographic display and storage technology. The acquisition of Akonia Holographics was confirmed to Reuters by Apple , though the tight-lipped company had nothing to share regarding the purpose of the acquisition.

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Apple Files Patent For AR Tech That Conceals Virtual Objects Behind Real Ones

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Apple Announces First VR-Ready Computers

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The company says Metal 2 will also support Unity, Unreal Engine and the Steam VR SDK, making Apple’s new operating system a true VR-native. The post Apple Announces First VR-Ready Computers appeared first on Road to VR.

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Report: Apple AR Headset Could Rely on iPhone for Rendering & Connectivity

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Several reports over the past two years have suggested Apple is getting ready to manufacture an AR headset , and possibly ship it sometime in 2020—something that’s so far unsubstantiated by the company itself. SEE ALSO Report: Apple Nearly Acquired Leap Motion but the Deal Fell Through.

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Report: Apple Developing AR/VR Headset with 8K Resolution Per-eye Slated for 2020

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According to a report by CNET , citing an anonymous “person familiar with Apple’s plans,” the company is working on an AR/VR headset targeting 8K resolution per-eye, scheduled for launch in 2020. Apple Apple AR Apple VR News apple apple ar apple vr

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Apple Embraces VR: Every Virtual Reality Announcement From Today’s WWDC Keynote

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At Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference today, the company made a major shift in their embrace of virtual reality with several new VR announcements during the event’s opening keynote. Today marks a major shift in Apple’s public support for virtual reality.

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Apple unveils iPadOS 14 with search and Apple Pencil upgrades

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Apple Hints At VR/AR Work Once More With Oculus, Magic Leap Hires

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Says AR Technology Is “The Next Big Thing”

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Image Credit: Apple Inc. “I’m Image Credit: Apple Inc. Last year several newly-discovered patents began fueling rumors of an AR headset in development at Apple. Apple has since remained vocal in regards to its commitment to AR. Image Credit: Apple Inc. “I

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Apple Announces ARKit 3 with Body Tracking & Human Occlusion

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At the company’s annual WWDC developer conference today, Apple revealed ARKit 3, its latest set of developer tools for creating AR applications on iOS. Apple also introduced Reality Composer and RealityKit to make it easier for developers to build augmented reality apps. Today during the opening keynote of WWDC in San Jose, Apple revealed ARKit 3. From the footage Apple showed of their body tracking tech, it looks pretty coarse at this stage.

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Report: Apple Using VR to Test Self-Driving System

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Virtual reality is being used to test Apple’s self-driving vehicle. According to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday, Apple will be able to continue to keeping their secretive plans to develop self-driving software behind closed doors thanks to virtual reality. News Apple Automotive

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