Tim Cook says augmented reality (AR) has a “profound” future; may Apple’s glasses be around the corner?
Users have been eagerly anticipating the release of Apple’s rumored augmented reality glasses for some time now. Apple keeps its secrets close to the chest in Cupertino, but CEO Tim Cook’s recent comments to the BBC have renewed interest.
Additionally, Cook emphasized his enthusiasm for augmented reality. Cook speculated that augmented reality would have a global impact comparable to that of the internet, with users wondering how they ever got by without it. Due to a disruption in the Q&A broadcast just as Cook was discussing augmented reality, his full remarks on the topic are currently unknown.
I can’t wait to try out augmented reality. Because I believe that we have had a terrific conversation here today, but it could have been improved upon with the addition of anything from the virtual world. So I believe that if you look back at a point in time, you know, zoom out to the future and look back, you’ll wonder how you managed to get through life without augmented reality. This is something that will happen definitely not too far from now. Again, we find ourselves wondering how our parents and grandparents managed to survive in the pre-Internet era. And so I believe it has the potential to be that significant, though it won’t be overnight…
Fun augmented reality capabilities are already available on the iPhone and iPad, but they pale in comparison to what you’ll experience with AR glasses. Most people want to know when this will happen. Assuming Apple does release VR/AR glasses, when can we anticipate their release and how much will they cost?
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts we’ll see a release as soon as January 2023, however some put the date at 2024. We all know that Apple doesn’t release a device until it’s primed to become a market leader.
Cook has already expressed enthusiasm for AR and hinted that Apple is developing AR/VR goods. The first augmented and virtual reality device from the business, a high-end headgear codenamed “Reality Pro,” is anticipated to be revealed in January. The headset, which has been in the works for a while, will be Apple’s first big new product since the Apple Watch in 2014.
“Reality Pro” might have a lightweight design, two 4K micro-OLED screens, 15 optical modules, two primary processors, Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, eye tracking, and other features. App Store data appears to confirm that the headset will use the reality OS operating system. A cheaper alternative is apparently in development, but the estimated price tag of $3,000.
Is an Apple virtual reality system in the works?
According to Gurman and Kuo, Apple has been working on virtual reality headgear for several years, and the two have previously agreed that a release in late 2022 is what the company is aiming for.
Does Apple offer augment reality glasses/eyewear?
A potential moniker for Apple’s upcoming mixed-reality headset has surfaced in trademark filings in many nations. Apple’s augmented reality/mixed reality headset might be available in January 2023, but it will likely cost more than $2000. The M2 processor is expected to power Apple’s rumored augmented reality headset.
Which iPhone models have AR?
iPhone 12 Pro & Pro Max
The feature is exclusive to the top-tier iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. Despite having augmented reality capabilities, the next iPhone 12 Mini and the normal iPhone 12 do not come with a LiDAR scanner.