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 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 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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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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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 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. Apple’s approach would remove displays altogether, eliminating any chance of accommodation-convergence mismatch by using a direct retinal projector system to accurately focus each individual pixel as they’re projected unto the eyes of the user.

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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Apple Adds LiDAR Scanner to iPhone 12 Pro for “Instant AR” & Depth Mapping

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Apple today introduced its latest lineup of smartphones, including the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, both of which are equipped with a LiDAR scanner which will bolster AR capabilities. Image courtesy Apple. Image courtesy Apple.

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

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Apple Announces The Apple Silicon M1: Ditching x86 - What to Expect, Based on A14

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Today, Apple has unveiled their brand-new MacBook line-up. This isn’t an ordinary release – if anything, the step that Apple is making today is something that hasn’t happened in 15 years: The start of a CPU architecture transition across their whole consumer Mac line-up.

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The best Apple Watch games

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Searching out the best games for Apple Watch? Apple Gaming Mobile Wearables apple games Apple Watch Games iOSWe've assembled a list of the top 10 games to download, from unicorn puzzle games to safe-cracking adventures.

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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

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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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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 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 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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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. Apple’s purchase would gain the company access not only to the platforms’ numerous existing partnerships, but it’s patented live streaming technology that upscales video streams. With the potential financial backing of Apple, however, there’s no limit to how this technology could be used.

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How to watch Apple’s One More Thing event

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Apple is widely anticipated to announce new MacBook models running its custom A14 processors as it transitions away from Intel silicon. Apple Computing News Apple MacBooks Apple November 2020 Event Apple Silicon

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

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Apple Renames Apple Beats 1 Apple Music 1, Not to Be Confused With Apple Music or Apple Music

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Apple today announced it’s adding two new offerings to its global radio portfolio: a hits station and one for country music. Somewhat confusing for fans of its existing and immensely popular Beats 1, Apple also announced the station will be renamed Apple Music 1.

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How to use Apple Pay with your iPhone, Apple Watch, or Mac

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Apple Pay makes payments quick and easy. Apple How-To Mobile Small Business Wearables apple pay contactless payment fintech iOS Tier 4Here's how to set it up on your iOS, MacOS, and WatchOS devices.

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How to back up your Apple Watch

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If you're wondering how to back up your Apple Watch, then we have the answers you need in this simple guide. Learn how to back up or restore an Apple Watch. Apple How-To Mobile Wearables Apple Watch apple watch tips back up apple watch how to back up your apple watch

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 to launch its Apple One subscription bundle on Friday

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Apple’s recently announced subscription bundle, Apple One, will launch on Friday, October 30, enabling monthly savings of up to $25. Apple Computing Gaming Health & Fitness Mobile Movies & TV Music News Apple One breaking twitter

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Apple Finally Played Nice

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apple tv apple tv plus streaming streaming warsWith a cornucopia of services offering competitive pricing and ever more high-caliber originals, accessibility is key.

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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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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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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. Citing “industry sources,” DigiTimes reports that Taiwan’s ODMs Quanta Computer and Pegatron have been named as the assemblers behind Apple’s AR headset. SEE ALSO Apple AR Headset FOV, Codename, and Stereoscopic Rendering Mode Reportedly Found in iOS 13.1.

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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. According to the report, Apple is currently in development on a new AR/VR headset (a first among major headset manufacturers) featuring dual 8k video displays for each eye.

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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. SEE ALSO Apple AR/VR Product to Debut in 2017, Predicts Sony's Head of Worldwide Studios.

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. Apple continues to hire and acquire talent and companies to further its expertise in AR and VR, with the company being rumored to launch a headset in 2021 or 2022.