The basic premise of Apple Glass is to keep it as close as possible to a “regular” pair of glasses or sunglasses. This would be in-line with Apple’s minimalist design aesthetic — it’s a move that fits into the context of Apple’s wider product lineup. For example, the Apple Watch, (for the most part) resembles a normal watch. As a wearable, it’s a device that’s designed to blend seamlessly into a user’s existing wardrobe and style. The same idea, we imagine, could apply to Apple Glass. That makes even more sense when you account for the fact that previous AR devices, like Google Glass, may have failed because they were fairly goofy-looking. In other words, Apple Glass could have an easier time being adopted by a wider range of consumers.
Recently, there have been rumors that Apple is working on an augmented-reality headset that could ship as early as 2020. Apple's device reportedly has its own display and runs on a new chip and operating system dubbed 'rOS'. Apple is purportedly investigating touch panels, voice-activation via Siri and head gestures while engineers are prototyping a range of applications, from mapping and texting to virtual meeting rooms and 360-degree video playback.
Contributing to the speculation, Apple supplier Catcher Technology says it will begin making metal components for augmented reality devices. Additionally, at CES 2018, Apple is said to have met with potential component suppliers for the augmented reality glasses.
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