On this week's AppleInsider podcast we describe Final Cut Pro performance on Apple Silicon M1 MacBooks, using a Mac laptop with external monitors, using an Apple Watch for vlogging, and how Apple could use AR for customer support.
Apple is developing a system that could generate mixed reality or virtual reality environments from flat video content, letting users walk through and explore clips that would otherwise only be two-dimensional.
Apple's augmented reality headset or a future iPhone could use light from a display to track the movement of nearly any surface, while finger devices may be able to provide detail to the system about what kind of objects a user may be touching.
Apple AR glasses or VR headsets may include a switchable audio system that can provide a range of different listening modes, while also incorporating a system that could smoothly blend a real-world view with virtual imagery at speed.
The Apple Glass smartglasses or an Apple-produced VR or AR headset could take advantage of other hardware to determine where it is and movements three-dimensional space, by sharing data about the local environment.
A series of patent applications show that Apple is focused on how users can work in an augmented reality or virtual environment, with the company working on practical sides of how to make that space feel more real.
Devices like the rumored Apple Glass or an Apple-designed VR headset may take an entirely wireless approach when used indoors, by using a relay dock to extend the range of communications to multiple users within a room.