Apple has been showcasing its AR capabilities with its high-end iPhone and iPad devices now and then during their Keynotes & WWDC events. This had been only possible through the ARKit apps and the supported hardware on those devices. Well, that might be not the case anymore in the future – a new report from the trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that Apple is working on manufacturing an AR headset or an AR glass by the end of this year.
First spotted by folks at 9to5Mac, according to Ming-Chi Kuo reports, Apple is said to be making its first augmented reality (AR) product at the end of this year or Q4 of this year. It is believed that this product will hit the mass production by the year-end, but might entirely be provided by the second quarter of next year.
Although this might be the first AR product from Apple, Kuo suggests us that these glasses/headset would completely be relying on your iPhone and the product itself would be like an accessory similar to Apple Watch. Kuo further reveals that the upcoming Apple’s product would be acting as a display and wherein all the needed computing AR stuff would be happening on the iPhone itself.
However, this instantly might raise battery concerns of the iPhone, but it can also be believed that Apple’s next bionic chipset preferably the A13 Bionic chip will assuredly be more compelling and superior in handling the required AR stuff for the Apple’s AR product, which includes computing, internet connectivity, and location services. The 9to5Mac report further suggests that the AR product would most likely pair like an Apple Watch seamlessly to your iPhone.
And lastly, as of now, it is still unclear on the design elements of the upcoming Apple’s AR headset or glasses. All we can hopefully do is to expect it to be slimmer, less heavy and more comfortable in wearing, unlike what we have seen on the earlier AR headsets from the contemporaries. That being said, we might have to wait until early next year to get the first look of Apple’s first AR product, provided the mass production hits by the end of this year. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar to get more such interesting updates.