Apple is working on AR smartglasses with Carl Zeiss which will be launched in 2018
reviewtechno.net – Not one to let Snapchat have all the recreation, Apple is said to be exploring the smartglasses market in a serious way with Carl Zeiss-and may propel something as early as this year.
The latest report comes from Robert Scoble who has it from an anonymous Carl Zeiss employee. Scoble announced: “A Zeiss employee proved the rumors that Apple and Carl Zeiss AG are working on a glowing duo of augmented world/ mixed world glass that may be announced this year. (I thought it was next year but now that I saw this I believe it will happen this year).”
That word “light-headed” is promising and proposes a glass constitute ingredient- like Google Glass (visualized)-rather than helmet/visor/headset. But though Scoble says he conceives the AR smartglasses could launch this year, previous gossips propose 2018 is a safer stake.
In November we reported on text that Apple could launch a mixed reality Tv within the next year. And Bloomberg’s anonymous informants told it that Apple is looking at a glasses-like maneuver, which may be linked to but probably not the same thing as alleged Tv.
Might be waiting until 2018
It’s not been often of a secret that Apple is looking into augmented actuality right now, with Tim Cook’s comments on the best interests being nice explicit, not to mention the numerous patents which have surfaced and the fact that Apple has put together a secretive squad of AR and VR experts including an ex-Magic Leap engineer and an ex-Oculus investigate scientist.
According to Bloomberg, Apple had already been in talks with potential suppliers for components of a glasses-like machine late in 2016 and “has told small quantities of near-eye exhibitions from one supplier “for researching determinations. We’ll assume with Scoble’s new info, that this is Carl Zeiss. The German optics companionship has been working on AR digital lens prototypes and its own VR headset line for a few years now.
The device would connect to the iPhone and present images over the wearer’s perception-a la Google Glass. It would demonstrate epitomes and other info in the wearer’s field of regard, and may use augmented actuality, the anonymous generators spoke.
This doesn’t mean a product is unquestionably on its way, and if it is, one of the sources spoke we shouldn’t expect to see anything until 2018 at the earliest. It would be the second major new equipment category launched under Tim Cook, the first being the Apple Watch. Cook has also gently nudged away speculation that Apple would be going first to VR, saying that he envisions more quality in augmented actuality. Tim Cook: all about the wearables.