More details have emerged regarding an augmented reality headset that is reportedly being developed by Apple.
A patent application company demonstrates that the company is pursuing a technology that is described as a & # 39; Display Device & # 39; that a decidedly futuristic sounding & # 39; reflective holographic combiner & # 39; used.
Apple seems to think that this holographic technology – apparently capable of reflecting light into the environment – could seamlessly combine objects displayed in the headset display, increase depth of field and result in eye fatigue and combats nausea that is often associated with AR and VR technology.
Apple has introduced two new patents for AR technology that have fueled rumors that it is developing a first headset of its kind
Apple has increasingly switched to augmented reality technology. In 2017, it launched the AR Kit, an augmented reality platform for developers to create apps and other software using the technology
As reported by Apple Insider, the technology can also eliminate the need for some moving parts, thereby simplifying design and enabling an unorthodox flat front lens as opposed to the characteristic curved lenses of other AR headsets such as the Magic Leap or Microsoft's Hololens.
A second patent also sketches an & # 39; image enhancement system & # 39; which includes a can eye element that can operate the device with eyes, as well as a camera to read the environment of the wearer.
Both patents come after MacRumors reported having seen documentation for an internal iOS 13 build with support for an augmented reality headset.
Those documents show the evidence of what MacRumors is reporting, is a mysterious & # 39; STARTester & # 39; app that can switch to head-mounted mode, as well as code designed to run stereo-enabled AR apps outlet implies the existence of a headset.
Documents also suggest that Apple may have a device prototype allegedly codenamed & # 39; Garta & # 39; has.
Revelations about the augmented reality framework in iOS 13 are contradictory previous reports in July it suggested that Apple had completely suspended its AR program.
Reports in April have pointed to a headset that can also work independently of an iPhone. Those reports suggest that the device can perform full virtual reality and is equipped with an 8K display for each eye.
Several outlets, including CNET and Bloomberg, have reported that the device could be ready by 2020, so the code may be just a small excerpt of a potentially more substantial release from the company in the coming year.
Rumor has it that Apple has developed its own pair of augmented reality glasses.
In February, the tech giant filed a new patent that gives a glimpse of what it can develop behind closed doors.
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Rumor has it that Apple has developed its own AR glasses. This year the tech giant has applied for a patent that looks at what it can develop behind closed doors
The patent, titled & # 39; Systems, Methods, and Graphical User Interfaces for Interacting with Augmented and Virtual Reality Environments & # 39; describes creating a virtual user interface that can be used on a device that looks like an iPhone, as well as a wireless headset.
These items would then provide & # 39; a live view of at least a portion of the content within the camera's field of vision & & optionally generate video outputs & # 39 ;.
Users would then use a & # 39; touch sensitive device & # 39; to communicate with & # 39; augmented reality environments & # 39 ;.
Augmented reality technology involves the process of overlapping 3D images in real environments.
This differs from virtual reality, where the user is completely immersed in a virtual environment.
An earlier patent describes a virtual user interface that can be used on a device such as an iPhone or a headset. Users would communicate with AR environments using a touchscreen device (photo)
Apple has previously filed patents related to an AR headset.
Last year, the company described the use of a headset with mixed reality for image editing, drawing, presenting, telephoning, video conferencing, emailing, training demos, photography, internet browsing and other uses.
A separate patent filed in 2017 described the creation of an AR headset.
Last month, Apple began offering a series of art-based augmented reality experiences in its stores around the world.
The company collaborated with seven acclaimed contemporary artists, including Nick Cave, Cao Fei, Carsten Höller and Pipilotti Rist to create what the (AR) T Walk called.
By focusing an iPhone on objects at specific locations, users could walk through different cities and see digital artworks come to life in physical spaces.
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It has been speculated that Apple is developing an AR headset that may work with the iPhone.
Catcher Technology, a Taiwanese company that manufactures metal housings for Apple products, can also make components for Apple's AR glasses.
In an interview with Nikkei Asian Review, Allen Horng, the president of Catcher Technology, did not confirm which project his company is working on, but it has been speculated that it is working on Apple's AR product as the company is already working with Apple on its product casings.
In 2017, Apple filed a patent for a head-mounted touchscreen with an iPhone. The company made its first step into the AR world with the launch of ARKit
The Apple AR glasses patent a head-mounted touchscreen display that could work alongside an iPhone.
It also offers a way to display interesting places (a monument or an object such as a moving car) in a representation of a real environment on an iPhone screen, with interaction functionality.
As such, the iPhone could potentially connect to the AR headset, allowing the wearer to see the point of interest in real time.
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