While we waited for helmets and Apple AR Glasses from Apple
next year, the firm will finally launch them in 2022 and 2023.
It’s been several months since we heard about one of the
most ambitious projects Apple for the coming years, its augmented reality
platform. The Cupertino company is currently developing a helmet and virtual
reality glasses for its ARKit system.
If we thought until now that the two devices would come out
next year, it would finally be nothing. Indeed, according to information on the
site The Information, Apple has already organized a first meeting with some
employees in October. The opportunity for the manufacturer to share its roadmap
for Apple AR Glasses and augmented reality headset.
Apple AR Glasses will be a lighter helmet than the Oculus
At this meeting, Mike Rockwell, the vice president of Apple
in charge of the project, reportedly said that the augmented reality glasses
would come out in more than two years, in 2022, when the helmet will be
unveiled for a year more Later, in 2023. The headset would be known internally
as code N301, should be lighter and more discreet than the Oculus Quest and
also integrate virtual reality functions in addition to augmented reality.
Until now, several reports suggest that Apple planned to
launch these two augmented reality devices next year. Information shared by
analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, generally very knowledgeable about Apple’s projects.
According to the Taiwanese website DigiTimes, Apple is associated with Valve
including to develop its augmented reality headset.