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. Apple Apple AR News apple ar apple smartglasse

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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.

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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. There is some fun data in ARDisplayDevice.framework too. There is more data at ARDisplayExtensionService.defaultLuckConfig and other configs.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.05.17): Apple Glasses are sleek, UE5 rises hype, NVIDIA releases CloudXR SDK, and more!

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Apple glasses are coming in 2021–2022 and they are incredibly sleek. Apple glasses are coming. This week, the analysts Ming-Chi Kuo has teased that Apple Glasses are coming in 2022 at the earliest (2022–2023 timeline). Apple is really good at selling stuff.

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Report: Apple AR Headset Could Rely on iPhone for Rendering & Connectivity

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Several reports over the past two years have suggested Apple is getting ready to manufacture an AR headset , and possibly ship it sometime in 2020—something that’s so far unsubstantiated by the company itself. SEE ALSO Report: Apple Nearly Acquired Leap Motion but the Deal Fell Through.

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Report: Apple to Unveil ARKit 2.0, Putting Privacy & Multiuser AR at Its Core

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According to a recent Reuters report, Apple is set to unveil some new features in its supposed release of ARKit 2.0, Reported changes coming to the platform include multiuser AR that runs on a local peer-to-peer network, ensuring the resultant data, such as room scans, remain private.

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Apple Granted Patent for High Field of View AR Display

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Apple has just been granted another AR/VR related technology patent, to add to their growing list. Apple’s absence from the flourishing virtual and augmented reality stage is felt more strongly with every passing day.

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Apple iOS 11 Rolls Out Today, Augmented Reality Apps Now Showing Up on App Store

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Apple is rolling out iOS 11 today, its mobile operating system that’s compatible with “hundreds of millions of devices” including iPhones going back to the iPhone 5s, and a variety of recent iPads. Also includes scheduled medicine reminders and glucose pump data.

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Apple Shows VR Could Help Fight Motion Sickness & Boredom in Self-driving Cars

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You’ll probably want to catch up on work, or play a game to fight the inevitable boredom—two things Apple thinks will be done in VR in the near future. The post Apple Shows VR Could Help Fight Motion Sickness & Boredom in Self-driving Cars appeared first on Road to VR.

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Apple Seeks Patent For AR/VR Video Recording With Multi-angle Playback

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But Apple appears set to change that paradigm for augmented and virtual reality streaming. The post Apple Seeks Patent For AR/VR Video Recording With Multi-angle Playback appeared first on UploadVR. AR apple venturebeat

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Report: Apple Using VR to Test Self-Driving System

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Virtual reality is being used to test Apple’s self-driving vehicle. According to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday, Apple will be able to continue to keeping their secretive plans to develop self-driving software behind closed doors thanks to virtual reality. News Apple Automotive

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Apple Hires NASA Expert To Help Build Augmented Reality Glasses

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According to a Bloomberg story published this week, Apple hired Jeff Norris of NASA to work on augmented reality initiatives. Norris has reportedly been an employee of Apple since earlier in the year, according to Bloomberg’s unnamed sources. Apple VR Industry News nasa

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The Apple Privacy Wall

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The Apple Privacy Wall/Strategy Analysis of How Apple will Come at Oculus Next Year. Apple is clearly going after Facebook. Since Oculus has such a head start, especially with its $400 Quest, how could Apple crush it? Less data will be collected than outside the wall.

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How Apple’s Acquisition Of Akonia Holographics Will Redefine AR

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It’s no surprise at this point that Apple is actively working on augmented reality glasses. A secretive project has been underway for years under the management of former Dolby executive Mike Rockwell, and Apple has broadly hinted that its AR ambitions extend beyond the iPhone’s and iPad’s ARKit software. With two-thirds of 2018 now in the rearview mirror, it’s clear that AR needs an Apple-caliber shot in the arm. Apple AR Development Akona Holographics apple

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Apple ARKit Apps Surpass 13 Million Downloads In Six Months

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Here’s a list of the most popular free and paid Apple ARKit apps. During Apple’s WWDC event, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering introduced ARKit , boldly declaring that “Apple will have the largest AR platform in the world.”

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Apple Reportedly Plans 3-lens And Laser 3D Cameras For 2019-2020 iPhones

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While it’s hardly surprising that Apple is planning sequels to the iPhone XR , iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max , the specifics of their new features are still the stuff of rumors and speculation. According to the report, Apple will introduce a 2019 iPhone with a triple-lens camera, adding an ultra-wide-angle lens that will expand the device’s zoom range. It remains to be seen whether Apple will move 2019’s iPhones from Lightning to USB-C. Apple AR ARKit camera iphone

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Shopify Merchants Now Have The Power Of Apple’s AR Quick Look

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Apple is on a roll with augmented reality. Recent hiring data also indicates that Apple has big plans to merge AR with Apple Maps. Shopify AR powered by Apple’s AR Quick Look is available now to all Shopify merchants.

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Magic Leap's Chief Content Officer Rio Caraeff Opens Up on Walled Gardens, Data Privacy, & Blockchain

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Over the years, Magic Leap's long cultivated shroud of mystery led some onlookers to buy into the company's dream before even trying the device, while for others, the secrecy seems to have stoked the kind of resentment and overcorrecting critique usually reserved for the mighty Apple.

IDC’s Data Shows VR is Not Dying, Not Even Close

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Apple’s WWDC 2017 keynote made that abundantly clear with their announcement of support for external Metal graphics, HTC Vive, SteamVR and Metal VR. The VR market is only starting and now that all the biggest players in the tech space are engaged including Apple we can consider it a complete market. IDC started to collect market share data for VR and AR shipments since Q1 2016 and just reported their Q1 numbers for 2017. VR is not dead. VR is not dying.

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Everything Wrong with Traditional Data Visualization and How VR is Poised to Fix It

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Data visualization is one of a handful of topics that VR evangelists like to count off on their fingers as spaces that virtual reality could radically change. And what’s wrong with data visualization today? High-Dimensional Data Visualization.

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Google Releases ARCore for Android, The Company’s Answer to Apple ARKit

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In an answer to Apple’s recently released ARKit , a developer tool used for making augmented reality apps and games that run on newer iPad and iPhones, Google today released a preview of a new Android-compatible software development kit (SDK) called ARCore.

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Vicon’s Capture.U Adds Live AR Athletic Tracking Using Apple’s ARKit

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is designed to capture human motion inputs from Vicon’s Blue Trident sensors , turning the data into actionable insights into the wearer’s performance. Thanks to integration with Apple’s ARKit 3.0 , the iOS version of Capture.U

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Apple Patent Reveals Gesture Recognition System Using Depth Sensing

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Apple’s new ARKit platform basically looks like HoloLens inside of an iPhone. Patently Apple has revealed a new filing from the company for a new 3D camera system with depth sensing capabilities used for gesture recongition. The system takes data from the reflected points of a light beam to “compute a depth map” of the area around it. We’d be eager to see just how expressive you can be with Apple’s solution. Apple VR Industry News

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Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part V: Apple

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The story is similar for Amazon , Microsoft and Bose … but the biggest impact could come from Apple. In the near term, Apple’s wearables are seeing strong revenue growth and offsetting smartphone revenue deceleration. Header image credit: Apple.

AR+VR Weekly: New HBR enterprise MR data, Apple rebuilding Maps and big news from Niantic

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: Enterprise interest in MR, Apple Vans hit the streets and Pikachu gets more real. This was followed by visualizing and analyzing data at 49%. Meanwhile, Apple is rebuilding its Apple Maps from the ground up including the use of Apple Vans equipped with LiDAR to scan the world.

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Will Apple Own ‘Audio AR?’

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It includes some of its data and takeaways. To characterize activity so far and to extrapolate market directions, we’ll take a closer look at three examples: Apple, Google and Bose. Apple. Regardless of timing, we remain confident that Apple AR glasses are coming.

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New iPad Pro Gets LiDAR Scanner for Improved AR

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Now, Apple announced that its latest iPad Pro includes LiDAR hardware, making it what the company calls “the world’s best device for augmented reality.” Image courtesy Apple. SEE ALSO Report: Apple Acquires Motion Capture Firm IKinema.

Will Apple’s Wearables Success Accelerate AR?

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For an indexed library of spatial computing insights, data, reports and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery PRO. In Apple earnings last week, he didn’t pass up the opportunity for this perennial AR shout-out — this time zeroing in on the tech’s breadth of applicability.

ARCore Is Google’s Answer To Apple’s ARKit, Now Available For Pixel And Galaxy S8

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It’s aiming to leverage three core principles, according to a prepared statement from the company: Motion tracking: Using the phone’s camera to observe feature points in the room and IMU sensor data, ARCore determines both the position and orientation (pose) of the phone as it moves. In a world where Apple already has ARKit it was only a matter of time before Google unveiled something similar. Apple AR Google ARCore ARKit

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Easeus Data Recovery Wizard to the Rescue

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Today, more than ever – we’re generating immense number of different data sets, and consuming data at ever higher rate. In that case, you would need a good data recovery software to get all those pictures or documents.

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Apple Previews iOS 11.3 With New Animoji

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In a rare step likely forced by the iPhone-slowing battery debacle , Apple today offered a public “preview” of the spring release of iOS 11.3 , including a new battery health monitor and other features. According to Apple, iPhone 6 and later models will gain “new features to show battery health and recommend if a battery needs to be serviced.” Last but not least, Apple will debut “HomeKit software authentication” in iOS 11.3,

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Is Apple Building an Entertainment Wearable?

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Signals continue to blip for Apple’s AR glasses plans. So I think it’s very possible that this is where Apple is going and they will iterate their way out of it as 5G improves.”. Apple has filed a patent for glasses that have lenses with variable opacity.

The What, When & Why of Apple’s AR Play

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It includes some of its data and takeaways. Brand spending on sponsored mobile AR lenses is a bright spot, as is Apple AR glasses rumors. ” Zeroing in on Apple, you’ve likely read about its rumored move into AR glasses. First, it’s important to look at what’s driving Apple.

Apple’s iPhone X Facial Recognition Will Revolutionize VR/AR Development

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Apple’s iPhone facial recognition system is based on its 2015 acquisition of startup Faceshift. The tech also made use of PrimeSense, another Apple acquisition that originally built the motion capture system in Microsoft’s Kinect.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.15): Apple kills its AR glasses, Oculus full-steam ahead on 2nd gen VR and much more!

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Apple has killed its AR glasses project… maybe. A piece of unexpected news has shaken the XR communities this week: according to a report on Digitimes Taiwan, Apple has abandoned its AR/VR glasses project and all the members of the team have been re-allocated in other teams.

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Google ARCore Update Brings Changes To ‘Visual Processing In The Cloud‘

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Google is updating its augmented reality cloud anchors system which takes camera data from your phone, processes parts of it on their servers, and produces a 3D map of the environment.

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Echoing Apple’s iPhone Launch, Magic Leap Taps AT&T for Exclusive US Distribution

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The partnership also gives us reason to believe that future Magic Leap headsets (if not the ML1) will include cellular radios for wireless data. “We’ve The move is similar to Apple’s play when it launched its first iPhone.