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. Together with Foxconn Technology, the Taiwan-based contract manufacturer behind many of Apple’s mobile devices, the company is said to have entered the trial production on the AR lens portion of the device. Rumored & unverified ‘Apple Glass’ logo, Image courtesy Jon Prosser, Front Page Tech.

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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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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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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. A new report by Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech states that Apple’s long-rumored augmented reality headset will work in-tandem with the iPhone, using the devices processing power to generate AR visuals via the wireless headset, just like the Apple Watch. The post Rumor: ‘Apple Glass’ AR Headset Will Retail At $499, Works With iPhone appeared first on VRScout.

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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 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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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. ” We’ll be curious to see if any of NextVR’s streaming and capture tech ever shows up in future Apple products. The post Report: Apple Acquires 3D VR Streaming Company NextVR appeared first on UploadVR.

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How Epic Games’ Lawsuit Against Apple Could Impact The Future Of VR/AR

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Apple threatens to withhold support for ARKit and upcoming VR technology on Unreal Engine. For those who may be out of the loop, last week Epic Games filed a lawsuit against Apple after the company pulled their megapopular multiplayer game Fortnite from the iOS App Store.

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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.

Apple Watch Series 6

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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 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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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! But Quest has sold only 1 million units, and while it may seem a good number to us, you have to remember that Apple can sell even 200 million phones in the same time frame (and it is only 8% of the phone market!). Apple is (maybe) already testing Apple Glasses in the wild.

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Apple unveils its new Apple Watch Series 6 complete with a blood-oxygen sensor

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More about Apple , Apple Watch , Apple Event , Smartwatches , and Tech. Apple Apple Watch Apple Event Smartwatches TechRead more.

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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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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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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 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. Launching August 10th at select Apple Store locations, Today at Apple, aka AR[T], is composed of three sessions: AR[T] Walk, AR[T] Lab, and AR[T] in the Apple Store. Pipilotti Rist’s “International Liquid Finger Prayer” / Image Credit: Apple.

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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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What is Apple TV+?

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Apple TV+ may not be as popular as Netflix or Hulu, but it has its perks. Apple Movies & TV apple tv apple tv plus Tier 4Here's everything you need to know.

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How to use Apple CarPlay

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Apple CarPlay is extremely easy to set up and use, injecting features like navigation, hands-free texting, music playback, and more. Apple Cars Android Auto Apple CarPlay Apple Siri iPhone

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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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Apple reveals date for September event

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More about Apple , Ipad , Apple Watch , Apple Event , and Iphone 12. Apple Ipad Apple Watch Apple Event Iphone 12Read more.

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

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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 In a video report (linked below), Prosser says that Apple’s AR headset will be named ‘Apple Glass’, and will be priced at $499, which doesn’t include the price of the actual corrective lenses. SEE ALSO Apple AR Headset FOV, Codename, and Stereoscopic Rendering Mode Reportedly Found in iOS 13.1.

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Apple Watch Series 6 vs. Series 5

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If you're wondering how the Apple Watch Series 6 compares to the Series 5, we outline the main differences between the two watches. Apple Mobile Wearables Apple September 2020 Apple Watch 5 Apple Watch 6

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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. This past October, TF International Securities analyst and veteran Apple researcher Ming-Chi Kuo released research indicating that Apple would be launching its long-rumored AR headset during the second quarter of 2020 and would be partnering third-party eyeglass brands, hinting at a modular design. Image Credit: Apple. Feature Image Credit: Apple.

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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 Its Own VR Boundary System

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There’s yet more evidence that Apple is working on its own VR solution; the company recently filed a patent for an Apple VR boundary system. Apple’s Guardian. The filing goes pretty in-depth with how Apple’s solution works. More Apple VR Evidence.

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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. Back in November, for example, The Information reported on a presentation given by Apple to around 1000 employees, in which Apple eyewear was apparently slated for 2023. 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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Apple Unveils Apple One and New Subscription Bundle Tiers

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For months leading up to today’s annual Apple event, rumors swirled that the Cupertino tech giant was gearing up to bundle its growing roster of services. apple event apple apple tv apple tv plus streaming wars

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Apple announces Fitness+ workout service

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The fitness and exercise service links to your Apple Watch. Apple Health & Fitness News Wearables Apple September 2020 Apple Watch fitness

Everything Apple revealed at its September event

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Apple just unveiled two Apple Watches and iPads, and a lot more. Here's our list of everything Apple revealed at its September event on Tuesday. Right off the bat, Tim Cook says Apple will focus on two products during this event: Apple Watch and iPad.

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Apple One subscription brings all of Apple’s services together for one price

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The Apple One Service bundles Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, more iCloud storage, and more services starting at $15 per month. Apple News Apple Event 2020 Apple One Service Apple September 2020 Apple subscription service Apple Time Flies Event

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Apple Watch SE vs. Apple Watch Series 3: Which budget Apple Watch wins?

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Are you having trouble deciding between the Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 3? Apple Buying Guides Mobile Wearables apple smartwatch Apple Watch Apple Watch SE Apple Watch Series 3 smart watches

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Apple's Subscription Services Bundle Is Already in Hot Water

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Just hours after the reveal of Apple’s new services bundles , the tech giant has already taken criticism for evidently favoring its own apps over those with which it directly competes in its App Store. apple one apple streaming wars fitness plus apple tv plus arcade peloton spotify

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Every Apple Watch model, finish, and band available now

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Apple Buying Guides Mobile Wearables Apple Watch Apple Watch 3 Apple Watch 4 Apple Watch 5 apple watch bands Tier 4The watch has comprehensive health and fitness features, an always-on display, and band customization options.

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