So a report coming in from Ming-Chi Kuo, a reliable analyst on all things Apple, the company has been working on an augmented reality headset and is about to launch the device. Production of the glasses are said to begin in the 4 quarter of 2019, and should be available at some point during the first half of 2020.
The features of the headset or what you’re gonna be able to do with it is still unclear, but rumours say that it gonna be much like the apple smart watch. Of course you won’t be able to use the AR headset without an iPhone as it’ll rely heavily on your iPhone. The glasses will act as a deported display to give you information right in front of your eyes. Your iPhone will do the heavy lifting when it comes to internet connectivity, location services and computing. I wouldn’t be surprised if the AR headset relies on Bluetooth to communicate with your iPhone.
Apple has already experimented with augmented reality with its ARKit framework on iOS.
Developers have been able to build apps that integrate digital elements in the real world, as viewed through your phone cameras. AR are best when it comes to mapping, recall even Google recently implemented AR in it Google maps, You can hold your phone in front of your face to see arrows indicating where you’re supposed to go.