Apple Maps Update Introduces AR Navigation


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. This latest update also introduces AR walking directions to the navigation app.

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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 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. WWDC22 #AR #ARKit #AI @Scobleizer

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Report: Apple Recruits Hollywood Directors For VR/AR Headset


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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Explore Tokyo Using AR Technology Powered By Apple Maps


Tokyo, Japan is just the latest major city to receive official support for AR walking guidance. 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.

Apple Shows Off AR Trading Cards Ahead Of WWDC 2022


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 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. The Information’s source further says the AR headset itself would also likely arrive around that supposed 2022 timeframe.

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Report: Apple AR Headset Launching Early 2020


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. Facebook’s AR glasses announcement / Image Credit: VRScout.

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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 Mixed Reality Headset Coming In 2022, Apple Glass In 2025, AR Contacts in 2030


Trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo returns with a supposed timeline for Apple’s rumored XR technology. This followed by a dedicated AR headset in 2025 and AR contact lenses as early as 2030. Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, etc.)

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


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


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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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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Apple TV+ Launches ‘For All Mankind’ AR Experience On iOS Devices


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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Rumor: ‘Apple Glass’ AR Headset Will Retail At $499, Works With iPhone


New leaks may reveal additional information regarding Apple’s long-rumored AR device. As for pricing, Powell claims Apple Glass will set users back a solid $499 , the same price as an Apple Watch Series 5 or 128GB Oculus Quest VR headset.

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REPORT: Apple Mixed Reality Glasses Launching Mid-2022


This past April, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that augmented reality (AR) technology is “ critically important ” for the future of the company. For one, Apple’s latest AR tools are just getting into the hands of developers.

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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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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 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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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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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. I have watched all the event for you, so let me report all the most important moments involving AR/MR that have happened there.

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Apple’s rumored release of its AR glasses demands patience

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A new report on Sunday suggests Apple's rumored augmented reality spectacles may not hit shelves for at least two years. Computing News Apple Apple glasses AR Augmented Reality

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Rumored and Confirmed AR & VR Headset Releases – 2022 And Beyond: Apple, PSVR 2 & More

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There’s a lot of hardware on the horizon, with confirmed and rumored AR and VR headsets abound — PSVR 2, an Apple mixed reality headset, the Lynx R-1 and more. Apple Headset. Apple has yet to officially confirm the existence of its mixed reality headset.

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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’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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See How Apple’s Mac Studio Looks On Your Desk Using AR


Save yourself a few thousand dollars with this free AR experience. During yesterday’s “Peek Performance” event Apple unveiled the Mac Studio , a new desktop computer designed specifically for creative professionals looking to get the most out of their workstations.

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


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.

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Apple Stores Will Soon Host AR Art Tours And Developer Sessions


AR[T] will include interactive walks, educational lessons, and in-store installations. 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.

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


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 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 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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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.

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.

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Apple’s future AR/MR headset may be years ahead of the competition


Over the past few months, rumors of work on an Apple augmented reality/mixed reality (AR/MR) headset have shaped up to be quite exciting. Archive Apple AR Augmented Reality iOS iPhone Macbook Virtual reality VR

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Apple Attacks Snapchat's Shoppable AR with Apple Pay Button & Other Custom Actions for AR Quick Look Content

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Snapchat is probably used to Facebook copying its features by now, but Apple borrowing a page out of its playbook is likely a bit more surprising. Don't Miss: Shopify Rings up AR Shopping for Web via AR Quick Look Now, in browser-based AR experiences on iPhones and iPads running iOS 13.3

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HoloLens Optics Chief Joins Google Amid Reported Push for Upcoming Google AR Headset

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A report by The Verge maintains Google is also now gearing up to produce an AR headset that could directly compete with similar offerings from the likes of Apple and Meta. Now Kress is back at Mountain View working on Google’s next AR headset.

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