Apple is well known for innovation and keeps popping out new technologies. Its interest in augmented reality technology keeps it busy in creating new products. The iPhone manufacturing company is rumoured to be working on some kind of augmented reality headset. It is expected to launch a pair of smart glasses based on the technology. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Apple’s AR Goggles could arrive in 2022 at the earliest, reported MacRumors. TF International Securities’ analyst, Kuo also predicts that Apple’s first headset could at the earliest be launched in 2022. This means, there are still two years to go. Excited Apple fans have to wait for 2 years before they get a glimpse of a pair of smart glasses. This new innovative device from Apple will mark the company’s next major hardware expansion beyond the iPhone.
According to the reports from The Information and Bloomberg, Apple’s headset is expected to offer a combination of both AR and VR experiences. The glasses will run a new operating system, rOS (abbr. reality OS). Apple is also said to be exploring touch panels, head gestures, and voice control as a means of controlling the glasses.
Existing VR Headsets in the Market
There are already many VR headsets available in the market today, like Facebook‘s Oculus lineup, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive. Microsoft too sells a headset, called HoloLens, which combines elements of both AR and VR.
You also need to know that Apple’s AR headset’s release date has been allegedly changed many times before. In 2018, it was told that the device could launch this year. Some rumours guessed the date to be the next year. However, a DigiTimes report from March this year claimed that it will most likely be in 2022. We don’t know exactly when the device will actually be launched, the dates may change again as they did before. But, one thing is clear that Apple’s AR goggles won’t come before 2022.