We've known for a long time now that Apple is deep into development of its own augmented reality wearable, tentatively known as Apple Glass. There has been mixed messaging on when we might see a standalone AR product come to fruition, but the latest report suggests that we could see one announced quite soon.
According to reputable Apple leaker, Jon Prosser, Apple planned to unveil its first-generation Augmented Reality glasses in September alongside the iPhone as a ‘one more thing' at the end of the presentation. However, COVID-19 and its impact on the ability to hold public gatherings means we may not see the announcement until early 2021.
According to Prosser, the plan is to link Apple Glass with an iPhone, similar to how the original Apple Watch needed to be paired with one in order to work. Early prototypes of the device featured wireless charging capabilities as well as a LiDAR sensor.
These glasses would start at $499, although they are still some ways off being ready for market. Apparently a late 2021 or early 2022 release date is targeted at the moment.
KitGuru Says: There has been plenty of time for AR technology to mature since the days of Google Glass, so it will be interesting to see what Apple is able to do in the next year or so. What do you think of the latest Apple AR leaks?