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Apple explores the idea of Wearable Glass for iPhone like the Google Glass

Google Glass was one of the most ambitious projects from Google back in the day. It surely did have some nifty little features that would make you go WOW on them! However, in reality, not many were interested in buying them and wearing them as a regular wearable. This started changing thereon, and the Google Glass project which was one of the most talked about device soon became dead. It is still a great concept to behold, but the not people were happy with the fact that a Glass is constantly seeing what you are doing. With that being said, it looks like Apple is going to work on something similar.

We don’t have any confirmation on this. However, it does look like Apple is trying to enter the race which was once lead by Google. According to the new reports which we have here, it appears that the Cupertino Giant has purchased some of the components for testing purposes. The company has ordered small quantities of near-eye displays from one supplier. Do make a note here that, they haven’t purchased enough which indicates a mass-production yet. Hence our best guess is that they have done so for the sake of testing.

Well, it is not a bad thing by any means. If the company is trying to test out something, then there is a huge potential for a possible success here, and maybe someday we will see a product from them. On the other hand, it is nothing new in the world of technology that every another day, some or the idea is explored. But that doesn’t mean that we will see a final product. In either case, don’t expect anything from the company anytime soon now. If at all the company decides to make these, we probably will not be seeing them until 2018 or even more.

With that being said, let’s not speculate on this anymore since it is too early in the day to do that. If in case you remember, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, stated that AR would take a while since there are lots of challenges on the way. However, once it happens, it will happen in a big way, and everyone will wonder how they lived without it all these years just the way you might think about smartphones now. Not the strongest of words here, but still it might give you a hint that Apple is indeed trying out their luck with the AR, etc. Who knows, maybe one day we will see a Google Glass type of product from them which will have some AR capabilities as well.

Well, as mentioned earlier, it is still too early to speculate around this and hence let’s leave it here and continue speculating around something which is more likely to happen soon like the iPhone 8. We have already covered a bunch of rumors about the iPhone 8 like a bezel-less display. Stay tuned for more info on this and other news from Apple and more.

Note – The featured image displayed above is of Google Glass.

By Karthik Iyer on Tuesday 15th of Nov 2016


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