Apple’s AR glasses come in ‘heritage’ frames from Steve Jobs, intended to mimic the iconic glasses of the late CEO
Apple’s augmented reality glasses come in ‘Steve Jobs Heritage Edition’ frames intended to mimic the late CEO’s iconic eyeware
- Reports suggest that Apple will release limited edition AR glasses
- The frames mimic glasses worn by the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs
- Neither price nor delivery has been reported
Yet another leak on Apple’s expected augmented reality glasses suggests they will come with frames intended to evoke those worn by the late CEO Steve Jobs.
According to frequent leaker, Jon Prosser, which has reported various other information about Apple’s augmented reality glasses, the company will release a limited supply of “Steve Jobs Heritage Edition” glasses as soon as the devices are unveiled.
Apple’s late CEO, Steve Jobs, had been wearing round-rimmed glasses over the years. That style will reportedly be replicated in a limited edition version of Apple’s upcoming AR glasses (stock)
It’s not clear what the limited edition specs will cost, but they would resemble the round frames often worn by Jobs.
The move would reflect other previous special edition items from the company, most notably a $ 10,000 gold iteration of Apple’s first-generation watch.
While there is a chance that plans may change before Apple releases the glasses in the fall, Prosser has successfully predicted the release dates of Apple’s next Macbook and the iPhone SE.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AR AND VR?
Virtual reality is a computer-generated simulation of an environment or situation
- It immerses the user by making them feel like they are in simulated reality through images and sounds
- For example, in VR, you can feel like you’re climbing a mountain while at home
Augmented reality, on the other hand, places computer-generated images on top of an existing reality
- AR has been developed into apps to bring digital components into the real world
- For example, in the Pokemon Go app, the characters seem to appear in real-world scenarios
Prosser’s leak follows a rumor suggesting that the hardware, dubbed “ Apple Glass, ” will eventually cost $ 499.
Prosser says the glasses, which he reportedly has seen a prototype of, will process information on an iPhone wirelessly rather than on the device, similar to how an Apple Watch works.
Leaks also suggest that the goggles come with optional prescription lenses and don’t come as sunglasses at launch. Frames are expected to be made of plastic and metal versions will be added later.
The glasses are also expected to be equipped with LiDAR on the side, but no additional cameras.
While the glasses were expected to be released late in the year or early 2021, it’s unclear whether the obstacles created by the corona virus will affect that release date.
Apple will not be without competition in its quest to popularize AR technology.
Facebook reportedly teams up with Rayban to work on its own augmented reality glasses.
Bloomberg suggests that unlike Apple’s headset, Facebook doesn’t have an augmented reality built-in, but will work the same way as Snapchat’s Spectacles and be able to make calls, take photos, and more.