Continuing with its wearable tech initiative, Apple plans to replace its iPhone with Smart Glasses.
Apple will replace its iPhone with smart glasses “in roughly a decade”, as reported by The Information. This past October, in an internal presentation to its employees, the executives at Apple discussed the release timelines for the various VR and AR headsets at the company’s Cupertine campus. The meeting was chaired by Vice President Mike Rockwell, who is also the head of Apple’s AR and VR initiatives. Apart from the timelines, details about the design and features of the headsets were also discussed.
Senior Apple managers forecast, that these headsets will completely replace the smartphones. The first device is expected to be out in 2022, and is set to resemble the “Oculus Quest” virtual reality headset, and will feature high-resolution displays, inside mounted cameras, and will be capable of mapping its surroundings. The second iteration will be slimmer, and will be more like a pair of regular sunglasses, except for the thicker frame to house the battery and the processors. The latter will be intended for all day use, helping Apple move a step forward in achieving its long term goal of replacing its flagship smartphone.
The tech giant, since 2015 has been working on inventing the augmented-reality eye-wear, but is yet to announce about any developmental progress regarding its AR hardware projects, staying in line with the company’s culture of staying tight-lipped about its upcoming projects until their official revealing. Much of this wearable tech remains part of the company’s vision of ingraining technology into everyday use items.
Source : The Information