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Topic: AR

Apple hires Arthur van Hoff, founder of VR startup Jaunt

04/09/2019, 02:04 pm

Apple has recruited Arthur van Hoff, the founder of virtual reality outfit Jaunt, likely with an expected augmented reality headset in mind.

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Apple's Tim Cook tours China, meets with Vice Premier ahead of March 25 event

03/22/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Beijing this week, touring businesses and local landmarks, as well as meeting with China's Vice Premier Sun Chunlan.

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Apple missing from list of companies supporting OpenXR AR and VR spec

03/21/2019, 11:03 am

The Khronos Group has ratified and publicly released a provisional specification for OpenXR, an open standard for AR and VR platforms, but while many major firms are supporting the effort, Apple does not appear to be publicly offering its own support.

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Apple's smart glasses can change the game in a niche augmented & virtual reality market

03/09/2019, 09:03 am

We don't need more technology, we need someone to find a true use for Virtual and Augmented Reality. Apple is just the firm to do it -- since it's done the same thing twice before.

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Apple has been working on AR and VR for years, and it will pay off in the 2020 smart glasses

03/08/2019, 11:03 am

Apple's work in the virtual reality and augmented reality field has produced a considerable number of patents and applications, which could lead to the eventual creation of the iPhone maker's first headset. AppleInsider takes a look at some of the company's filings, including those that use the technology away from a head-mounted display.

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Apple's AR glasses arriving in 2020, iPhone will do most of the work

03/08/2019, 07:03 am

Apple's long-rumored augmented reality headset could arrive mid-way through 2020 prominent analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes, with the initial round of manufacturing for the fabled head-mounted display speculated to commence as early as the end of 2019.

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Apple's AR glasses could have perfect fit thanks to novel adjusting and cooling systems

03/07/2019, 11:03 am

Apple is showing signs it is continuing to work on producing augmented reality and virtual reality glasses, including creating its own method for mounting the headset on the user's head and coming up with a way to regulate heat generated by the hardware while it is in use.

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Cook promises shareholders Apple is 'planting seeds' and 'rolling the dice' on future products

03/01/2019, 03:03 pm

Trying to rally people at Apple's annual shareholders meeting, CEO Tim Cook said that he company is "planting seeds" and "rolling the dice" on future products that will "blow you away."

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Apple's future AR smart glasses could help you find things in your house

02/26/2019, 08:02 am

Apple is working on an AR mapping app for an iPhone or smart glasses, with identification of not just distant locations, but also on a smaller scale, like a car dashboard or items in your house.

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Lego returning to ARKit 2 with 'Hidden Side' haunted interactive playsets

02/14/2019, 01:02 pm

Lego's upcoming Hidden Side playsets will offer ARKit 2 'haunted' gameplay using a companion iPhone app, offering more ways to play.

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Apple names first head of marketing for augmented reality

02/11/2019, 09:02 pm

Apple veteran Frank Casanova was recently named senior director of worldwide product marketing for augmented reality, the company's first such position related to the burgeoning AR field.

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Hololens creator Avi Bar-Zeev departs Apple's AR headset team

02/04/2019, 03:02 pm

Avi Bar-Zeev, a major figure in the augmented reality and virtual reality industry and co-inventor of the Hololens who was reportedly working on Apple's rumored headset, departed the company in January after two and a half years of employment.

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Apple employees met with AR waveguide technology suppliers at CES 2019

01/28/2019, 12:01 am

Apple engineers and key personnel were at the Consumer Electronics Show in January to preview parts and technology integral to the creation of augmented reality glasses, lending credence to rumors that the iPhone maker intends to launch a pair of branded AR glasses as soon as 2020.

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Early render suggests 2019's 'iPhone XI' could have triple-lens rear camera

01/06/2019, 06:01 pm

This fall's next flagship iPhone may come equipped with a triple-lens camera on the rear, according to a render said to be based on an early development leak.

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Apple researching wearable glove input device, to simplify interactions with AR & VR

01/03/2019, 10:01 am

Apple is researching how users can interact with computer systems, with one idea being a glove that could be used for gesture controls, and could potentially provide haptic feedback in some situations.

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Top five new AR games for your iPhone or iPad

12/20/2018, 11:12 am

Augmented reality gaming using ARKit is in its second year on iOS, and developers are getting the hang of creating games using Apple's framework. AppleInsider takes a look at some of the top AR games that iPhone and iPad owners should try out on their mobile devices.

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Apple Maps could get easier to use on the iPhone with ARKit advancements

12/20/2018, 10:12 am

Apple could help people navigate an unfamiliar area with Apple Maps more naturally with an iPhone using an AR view of a map, with directions able to change based on the movements of the user.

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Apple looking at Augmented Reality to help ride-sharing app customers find their drivers

12/06/2018, 09:12 am

Apple is continuing to explore ways for augmented reality to be more useful, with one idea helping passengers of ride-hailing services, like Uber, to find their designated car, and to avoid climbing into the incorrect vehicle.

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Kuo: Apple unlikely to integrate rear-facing 3D sensor in 2019 iPhone

09/12/2018, 01:09 am

Contrary to industry expectations, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the company will not integrate a rear-side time of flight (TOF) solution in its 2019 iPhone lineup, saying the technology is not yet ready for the augmented reality revolution.

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Apple buys AR headset lens maker Akonia Holographics, fuels 'Apple Glasses' rumors

08/29/2018, 08:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday confirmed the purchase of Colorado-based Akonia Holographics, a startup focused on the development and production of specialized lenses used in augmented reality headsets.

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