According to a new report out today from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s rumored augmented reality glasses could be ready by the mid 2020. Here’s all you need to know about them.
Ming-Chi-Kuo says that, Apple’s AR glasses will be marketed as an iPhone accessory and primarily take a display role while wirelessly offloading computing, networking, and positioning to the iPhone like the Apple Watch. These AR glasses as an accessory allow Apple to keep the glasses slim and lightweight, rather than trying to pack in all the processing hardware into the one device.
Apple showed it’s interest on virtual reality and augmented reality technologies for more than a decade based on patent filings. The company is also rumored to have a secret research unit comprising hundreds of employees working on AR and VR, exploring ways the emerging technologies could be used in future Apple products.
Kuo believes Apple is aiming to begin mass-producing the glasses as early as the fourth quarter of this year, although he admits the timeframe could be pushed back to the second quarter of 2020.
Image: Rumoured Intel AR Glasses.