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Topic: AR

Apple working on preventative healthcare technology, CEO Cook reveals

01/20/2020, 07:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday said the company is investigating technology that could help identify health risks at an early stage, similar to heart monitoring features introduced with Apple Watch.

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Apple introduces 'Reality Converter' app to view, edit USDZ 3D objects on Mac

01/13/2020, 06:01 pm

Apple on Monday debuted a beta version of Reality Converter, a Mac app that allows developers to convert, view and customize USDZ 3D objects using a simple drag-and-drop interface.

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Apple takes 66% of smartphone profits, HomeKit, Mac Pro, Apple AR & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

12/20/2019, 09:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about how Apple is making so much more money from phones than even its closest rival Samsung. Plus the rumored Apple AR glasses, Mac Pro availability, and what on earth is Apple doing making HomeKit accessory development code open source.

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Apple glasses could have hidden cameras and removable earphones

12/19/2019, 09:12 am

Apple's long-rumored AR or VR headset could keep some of its optical components behind an electrically-controlled layer to hide them from view when not required, as well as earphones that could be removed from the head-mounted display and used as speakers.

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Apple is working on holographic imaging to lighten its AR or VR smart glasses

12/12/2019, 09:12 am

Apple is advancing its work on optical waveguides and holographic image delivery, in part to lighten and shrink its future AR or VR headset.

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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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