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 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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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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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.

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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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 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 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 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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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.

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

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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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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 VR headset – Ongoing developments and things to know

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Apple has been chasing after augmented reality and virtual reality for almost a decade now, hoping to come up with a commercially feasible product that changes the way we interact with our devices and the world around us in more ways than one.

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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 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 Says It Will Fix Apple Watches That Don’t Charge in Power Reserve Mode for Free

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If you’ve got an Apple Watch Series 5 or SE that doesn’t charge after entering Power Reserve mode, Apple will fix it for free. Read more.

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Where's the Apple TV Dongle?

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A new Apple TV could be arriving in 2021, but how will it compete with so many powerful streaming devices when it retails for three times the cost? apple tv streaming wars consumer tech apple streaming

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The XR Week Peek (2021.01.25): Facebook plans “a big shift” in privacy, Apple VR headset rumored, and more!

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Apple way be working on a VR headset. According to Bloomberg, next year Apple is going to release a VR headset with limited passthrough AR functionalities. The HMD should be targeted to prosumers and Apple expects sales in the order of magnitude of one Apple headset per day, per store.

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

Digital Trends

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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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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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 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’s $3k mixed-reality headset could pack twin 8K displays

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Apple’s first mixed-reality headset will be no Oculus Quest alternative, new leaks suggest, with a supposed price tag – and high-end specs – that would put it among the company’s most expensive Mac and display models.

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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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Apple Watch Series 6

Digital Trends

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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Planning on signing up for Apple Fitness+? Get an Apple Watch while they're on sale.

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23, select Apple Watches are on sale on Amazon for up to 15% off: OUR TOP PICK: Apple Watch Series 6 — save up to $69.02. BEST VALUE: Apple Watch SE — save up to $20. BEST STARTER SMARTWATCH: Apple Watch Series 3 — save $30. As of Feb.

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

GizModo VR

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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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 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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