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

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

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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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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

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

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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 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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New Apple Patents Cover “Micro-gesture” XR Input, Head-worn Haptics to Guide User Attention

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A newly published patent application from Apple highlights the company’s internal exploration of “micro-gestures” for AR input, which involves using the thumb against the index finger as a sort of virtual joystick or selector. Image courtesy Apple.

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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.

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Apple Stores Will Soon Host AR Art Tours And Developer Sessions

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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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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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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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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 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 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. Over the last month Apple has posted at least 14 new job openings directly pertaining to those with AR and VR expertise.

Will ‘Apple Glass’ Redefine AR?

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Lite AR. Picking up where we left off in the last installment of this series, Apple could inflect the AR glasses market when it enters. We don’t know for sure, but clues point to a likelihood that Apple will eschew common AR connotations.

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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.

The AR Location Wars, Part II: Apple

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A s you likely know, one of AR’s foundational principles is to fuse the digital and physical. Synthesizing these factors, one of AR’s battlegrounds will be in augmenting the world in location-relevant ways. How else will geospatial AR materialize? Part II: Apple .

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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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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 Mixed Reality Headset Could Feature Hand & Eye-Tracking, Swappable Headbands

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Potential details emerge regarding the companies long-rumored VR/AR device. In addition to visuals, the source states that this VR/AR device will feature support for swappable headbands, allowing you to customize the headset based on your immediate needs. Feature Image Credit: Apple.

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. Apple’s rumored AR-based tracking device / Image Credit: MacRumor. ” iOS 13 / Image Credit: Apple. This same file also hints at an AR headset device codenamed “Garta.” .

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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. A DigiTimes report, first picked up by MacRumors , maintains that the Cupertino tech giant has partnered with Valve to produce its upcoming AR headset, something the report alleges should arrive sometime in the second half of 2020 at the very earliest.

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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: Facebook Agrees To Buy Every AR Display From Key Supplier Apple Looked At Acquiring

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Facebook signed a deal to buy several years of the entire output of a key AR microLED display supplier Apple looked at acquiring, The Information reports. Plessey is a UK-based firm manufacturing microLED displays intended for AR headsets and HUDs (heads-up-displays).

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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. In 2018, Apple acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup working on novel optics for AR based on holography. While this is still not a wide field of view compared to virtual reality headsets, it would be a step forward for AR.

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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. The company has in recent years turned its expertise toward AR and VR, where eye-tracking data can be used for a wide range of useful things from foveated rendering to avatar eye-mapping. 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. beta 3, a developer claims to have found codenames, display dimensions, and fields of view, for three separate AR devices, as well as functional ‘StarTester’ test mode which renders a stereoscopic view. SEE ALSO Apple Offers Impressive Web-based AR Previews of New Mac Pro.

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WWDC: Apple Previews Shared AR App Experiences

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Apple continues to jump firmly into the world of augmented reality (AR). Announced during WWDC, you can soon expect AR apps to have multi-user functions, letting you see and share AR experiences with friends at the same time. “AR AR is transformational technology.”. Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering, announced that Apple has partnered with Adobe on a new file format for AR, called Universal Scene Description (USDZ).

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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. SEE ALSO Apple's Latest VR Patent Describes a Compact VR Headset with Eye Tracking. The post Apple Acquires AR Optics Startup Akonia Holographics appeared first on Road to VR.

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Design Full Rooms In AR With The IKEA Studio App

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Change wall colors, arrange multiple pieces of furniture, and export your AR rooms in 2D and 3D for critique. We’ve also used a new renderer reality kit from Apple that lets us achieve a level of detail on these models that hasn’t been seen before in IKEA’s AR portfolio.”.

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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. A readme file found in a new release of iOS 13 briefly outlines how employees can run a stereoscopic AR app on the iPhone without the need of an AR headset, as reported by Engadget. Image courtesy Apple.

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

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Tagged items would appear as AR balloons floating throughout the real world. 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. Based on a photo obtained by MacRumors, the tracker is a sleek, thin, disk-shaped device with the Apple logo engraved at the center. Image Credit: Apple. Featured Image Credit: MacRumors, Apple.

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Apple VR headset in the works, AR glasses coming later

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Apple Computing News AirPods Apple Silicon AR Augmented Reality m1 Oculus Virtual Reality VRTop-shelf components expected along with an ultra-premium price tag.

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

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The business executive shared his excitement for AR while accepting an award in Dublin this week. While picking Cook’s brain in regards to the most important technologies of the next 10 years, the CEO began to break down the potential benefits of AR. . Image Credit: Apple Inc. “I’m