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Topic: AR

Snap's Spiegel says Apple is already helping to grow the Augmented Reality market

11/18/2019, 11:11 am

The developer of Spectacles for recording Snapchat videos, Evan Spiegel, says that Apple has already been helping his business, and that he expects Apple Glasses to complement devices instead of replacing them.

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Apple's 'iRing,' AR headset resurface in Augmented Reality filings

11/14/2019, 08:11 am

In a trio of new patents about Augmented Reality, Apple reveals that it is continuing to work on using a smart ring to help with detecting a user's motion, as well as new systems for playing relevant audio, and positioning virtual objects in the real world.

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New 3D sensor to reportedly power AR in iPad in 2020, headset as soon as 2021

11/11/2019, 05:11 pm

Apple is working on new 3D sensor hardware that will power augmented reality applications in iPad next year, according to a report on Monday, with the technology slated to land in a long-rumored headset in 2021 or 2022.

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Veterans using Healium app on iPhone to combat anxiety

11/11/2019, 09:11 am

On Veterans Day, Apple is highlighting the use of the iPhone and augmented reality to ease stress in returning service members, and those on active duty.

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Apple plans to release AR Headset by 2022, Glasses by 2023

11/11/2019, 08:11 am

In a highly uncharacteristic move, Apple last month is said to have briefed a larger group of employees on its plans to release an Augmented Reality (AR) headset by the year 2022 and a pair of more sophisticated AR glasses the following year.

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Hundreds of thousands of iPads will be used with smart AR security glasses

11/08/2019, 11:11 am

In what is believed to be the biggest single order of smart glasses to date, security firm Sword is buying an initial 10,000 Vuzix Blade AR headgear sets -- and pairing each to Apple's iPad.

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Apple said to partner with Valve to make AR headset

11/04/2019, 06:11 am

A report claims that Apple is working with game distributor Valve for the development of an Augmented Reality head-mounted display, which may be released in the second half of 2020.

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Work on Apple Pencil with color LCD tip, object-highlighting AR headset advancing

10/24/2019, 07:10 am

Apple is continuing the work on an Apple Pencil with a color status display in the tip, and a head-mounted Augmented Reality display that can dim or brighten real-world objects to draw the user's attention.

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Apple's AR smart glasses & ARM Mac may arrive in 2020

10/21/2019, 09:10 am

In a report on Monday morning, Apple is again predicted to roll out its long-awaited augmented reality smart glasses and an ARM Mac in 2020.

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Apple expected to launch AR Glasses in early 2020

10/09/2019, 06:10 am

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple is to begin production of its Augmented Reality headset before the end of this year, and launch it in the second quarter of 2020.

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Apple acquires motion capture firm IKinema [u]

10/03/2019, 06:10 pm

An unsubstantiated report on Thursday claims Apple has acquired UK-based firm IKinema, a specialist in real-time procedural animation and supporting technologies.

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Holographic elements could give Apple AR headset an immersive experience

09/19/2019, 08:09 am

Apple's rumored augmented reality headset may use a holographic combiner to project light onto the wearer's eyes, while an eye-tracking system for monitoring the gaze of the user could be used to provide more information about an environment based on where the user is actively looking.

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Details of Apple's rumored AR headset revealed in iOS 13 GM

09/10/2019, 08:09 pm

Apple "leaked" strings of code, entire frameworks and "read me" files related to its widely-rumored augmented reality headset with Tuesday's iOS 13 Gold Master release and Xcode beta, revealing a few details about the project that was reportedly put on ice earlier this year.

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Hints of Apple Augmented Reality glasses found in iOS 13 code

09/02/2019, 05:09 am

References to stereo augmented reality apps, as well as the codename "Garta," have been spotted within Apple's internal betas of iOS 13 -- following and apparently refuting previous reports that Apple had abandoned the concept.

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Apple smart glasses or VR headset could use laser range finding, smart gloves

08/29/2019, 08:08 am

Apple is working on more ideas it could implement in its long-rumored virtual reality headset or augmented reality smart glasses, including a display technology using lasers to create an image in the user's eye, along with magnet-laden gloves to give users finger-level control in the virtual world.

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Apple working on gaze tracking to make AR & VR faster & more accurate

08/13/2019, 08:08 am

Apple's long-rumored augmented reality or virtual reality headset could offer eye tracking as part of its control system, with the iPhone maker coming up with a way to make such a gaze-tracking system as accurate as possible, even when the headset is in motion.

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Apple moves high-profile software exec over to AR team

07/31/2019, 03:07 pm

The head of program management for Apple's software team, Kim Vorrath, has reportedly moved to an augmented reality team within the company, perhaps signalling accelerating work in the field.

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Apple recruits VR & Xbox engineer Nat Brown for unknown graphics work

07/30/2019, 02:07 pm

Apple has hired Valve and Xbox veteran Nat Brown to work on unspecified graphics technology, according to Twitter posts.

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Apple Maps may add AR view highlighting the route ahead while driving

07/25/2019, 08:07 am

A future version of the Maps app could provide more intuitive navigational instructions to drivers in the future, by using augmented reality to superimpose the route to take on top of a live view of the road ahead, indicating which lanes a driver should take.

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Apple to add Time of Flight 3D feature for 2020 iPhones

07/17/2019, 07:07 am

The iPhones launching in 2020 may feature a Time of Flight sensor, which helps determine distances between objects and the lens.

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