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Apple 2017 year in review: The realities of AR and VR plus Apple's ARKit

12/30/2017, 02:12 pm

At the start of 2017, it was thought that Apple was falling behind other companies in developing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) related technologies in its products. By the end of the year, Apple has taken small steps towards establishing itself in the VR industry, but it has made great strides in the field of AR, with ARKit being the main driver for its progress.

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Apple 2017 year in review: iPhone X with Face ID signals major platform shift

12/29/2017, 02:12 pm

To mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Apple released the iPhone X -- that's pronounced "ten," as the company is eager to point out. While it may not be an earth-shaking revelation, it's an important signpost for where Apple plans to be 10 years from now -- assuming we're even still using smartphones in 2027.

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Watch: Top 9 new AR games for iPhone X

12/22/2017, 08:12 pm

It's been a couple of months since iOS 11 was released, bringing us augmented reality apps and games. Let's take a look at the top new AR games.

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After $1.9 billion and seven years, secretive Magic Leap teases Lightwear AR headset

12/20/2017, 10:12 am

Virtual and augmented reality company Magic Leap has taken the lid off the project that is has been working on for the last seven years, and has debuted the Magic Leap One Lightwear goggles and required wearable computer, with the set to ship at some point in 2018.

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Apple partner Catcher at work on new product category, could be rumored AR headset

12/06/2017, 09:12 am

Apple chassis supplier Catcher has revealed it's working on a product line outside of its usual categories, which could hint at involvement in ambitious Apple hardware -- such as a rumored augmented reality headset.

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Quanta & Lumus sign deal potentially paving way for Apple's AR headset

12/04/2017, 02:12 pm

A new licensing agreement between Apple manufacturer Quanta and augmented reality parts maker Lumus could potentially lay the framework for Apple's rumored AR headset.

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Amazon debuts Sumerian app platform with support for Apple's ARKit

11/27/2017, 12:11 pm

Amazon on Monday announced Sumerian, a platform for developers wanting to make virtual reality, augmented reality, and other 3D apps, including ones compatible with Apple's ARKit framework used on iPhones and iPads.

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Apple research paper details LiDAR-based 3D object recognition for autonomous vehicle navigation

11/22/2017, 12:11 am

Apple researchers are pushing forward with efforts to bring autonomous vehicle systems to public roads, and last week published an academic paper outlining a method of detecting objects in 3D point clouds using trainable neural networks. While still in its early stages, the technology could mature to improve accuracy in LiDAR navigation solutions.

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Apple supplier Quanta wants AR headsets on market by 2019, faster than Apple's rumored 2020+ timeframe

11/14/2017, 01:11 pm

Apple's rumored augmented reality (AR) headset could arrive as soon as 2019, comments from one of the company's assembly partners hinted on Tuesday.

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Apple prepping rear-facing 3D sensor for 2019 iPhone

11/14/2017, 09:11 am

To further its augmented reality plans, Apple is reportedly developing a rear-facing 3D sensor for a 2019 iPhone that would join the front-facing TrueDepth system that premiered with the iPhone X.

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This week on AI: Apple AR glasses in 2020, iPad Pro with Face ID & more

11/11/2017, 12:11 am

With the iPhone X barely on shelves, rumors have already begun to turn to future Apple hardware, including the company's predicted augmented reality headset.

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Apple's Final Cut Pro X, Swift among the top 20 fastest growing, in demand skills

11/08/2017, 07:11 pm

Freelancer site Upwork published a listing of the top twenty fastest growing skills of the more than 5,000 it tracks. The list cited Apple's Final Cut Pro X, Swift and Objective-C, along with nod toward new technologies in iOS 11, including Augmented Reality and Machine Learning.

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Apple's AR headset: Rounding up the rumors about Apple's smart glasses

11/08/2017, 03:11 pm

The latest rumors of an in-development augmented reality headset from Apple are the latest in a long line of speculative reports attempting to determine the company's longterm AR intentions. Earlier patent applications and acquisitions seemingly indicate that the iPhone maker already has most of the parts in place to pull off the head-mounted display -- once technology catches up.

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As Apple gears up for AR headset, Snap writes off $39.9M in unsold Spectacles

11/08/2017, 10:11 am

Snap this week dramatically missed Wall Street estimates, reporting a net loss of $443.2 million -- with a big write-off of $39.9 million in Snap Spectacles about a year after release. Should Apple jump in to the headset market as rumored, Snap's own wearable ambitions may only get worse.

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Apple AR headset codenamed 'T288' said to run new 'rOS' operating system, launch as soon as 2020

11/08/2017, 07:11 am

With the groundwork now being laid in ARKit for iOS 11, Apple is said to be hard at work on a full-fledged augmented reality headset for launch as soon as 2020, running a new operating system dubbed "rOS," a new report claims.

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'Profits will follow' if Apple can nail AR & VR experiences, Cook says

11/02/2017, 07:11 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook once again touched on the topics of augmented and virtual reality during a Q4 results call, avoiding specific talk about future hardware while hinting at the company's approach.

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Apple exploring 360-degree full VR helmet concept

10/12/2017, 02:10 pm

Apple is looking beyond augmented reality in the long run, as a new patent filing suggests the company has examined the potential of full virtual reality kits not just for product testing, but for consumers as well.

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Apple's Tim Cook says tech doesn't yet exist to do AR glasses properly, downplays rivals

10/11/2017, 03:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook once again hinted at the prospect of augmented reality glasses in an interview published on Wednesday, while quashing the idea of an announcement in the near future -- and indirectly, the efforts of rivals like Microsoft.

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Apple's Cook repeats benefits of AR in interview, says AR glasses tech not mature

10/10/2017, 09:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his European tour on Tuesday with an interview discussing the benefits of augmented reality and ARKit, which with iOS 11 and a slate of new iPhones has become a major focus for the Cupertino tech giant.

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Apple is exclusive retailer of 'Parker,' world's first AR teddy bear

10/03/2017, 10:10 pm

Children's toy startup Seedling on Tuesday launched Parker the Bear, an Apple store exclusive plush teddy bear that comes to life through iOS augmented reality effects.

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