Apple is looking to work in the augmented reality this year. And this is not a rumor. Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed his interests in developing the AR glasses for Apple devices. So you can bet that this year is going to be a big year for Apple. Apple and Carl Zeiss AG are working together on what we can say as a “light pair” of augmented reality glasses. And this might be announced this year.
According to the Creative Strategies President and longtime Apple employee Tim Bajarin, “Apple has got a lot going on its space.” Apple also acquired the German AR company called Metaio for the development of augmented reality in its devices.
Obviously, AR is the new thing, and Apple is looking forward to it. When they do build it, it will affect and disrupt more industries. Augmented reality can be applied to a different number of existing hardware and software, and people are spinning interests where Apple might implement the new ideas of Apple’s AR implementation.
The best we are expecting is AR glasses from Apple. The closest it could come with smart gadgets is the Apple watch. Apple rose to #2 spot for the luxury watch market. There is a lot of criticism too with the Apple glasses.
AR glasses for iPhone 8
As per a report in Mashable, 2017 might see a lot of Apple AR products. It can start with the iPhone 8 for introducing the AR glasses. The processing capability is already there; the screen is large enough (4.7 inches or longer), and it is sharp too. The camera is already brilliant for capturing the reality part. All Apple needs is an IR camera that can read 3D topography for the environment. So iPhone 8 can effectively blend artificial objects and the landscapes, or it can even mix information and data with the real world.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said: [quotes quotes_style=”bquotes” quotes_pos=”center”]We always thought that glasses were not a smart move, from the point of view that people would not want to wear them. They were intrusive, instead of pushing technology to the background, as we’ve always believed.[/quotes]
Bajarin also agrees, he says: [quotes quotes_style=”bquotes” quotes_pos=”center”]I think that augmented reality will be a cornerstone of what they do with next generation iPhones beginning later this year. And build on that over the next few years by implementing it on iPhone itself and where possible, add things like glasses to augment the experience.[/quotes]
In car facilities
A lot of people are of the opinion that Apple can build a better in car service in the R world than the AR glasses. If Apple can use a laser projector within the iPhone 8, it can project the augmented reality information in the windshield. It is a strange idea, but some are of the opinion that it is better than the AR glasses.