Going beyond these, Apple may also launch dedicated AR and VR headsets meant for gaming and beyond. Current prototypes apparently look like high-end sunglasses with thick frames, which makes sense given the hardware and batteries that need to be housed internally. "The product timetables run counter to recent analyst and media reports that said an Apple AR device could arrive as early as next year", The Information reported.
The arrival of these AR devices has been delayed a couple of years, as Apple reportedly seeking to ensure the hardware for the wearable devices is bullet-proof. The website states that this piece of information comes from a presentation that was done last month among Apple employees. Numerous software features in Apple's upcoming devices, such as advanced human detection, are available today but are computationally intensive, demanding mobile-processing and battery power that is beyond what is now capable in the form factor of glasses.
Later on, in either 2021 or 2022, Apple will reportedly launch a headset with both AR and VR capabilities that likewise features this 3D technology. Now that it can be late 2019, The Information is reporting (and Bloomberg is mainly confirming) that Apple is now setting up to launch a put together VR/AR headset in 2022, next up with a lightweight pair of AR glasses in 2023.
Making these devices lighter so they can be worn for longer periods of time is also a major challenge.
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On the AR side, Apple's Tim Prepare dinner was largely accurate when he claimed back again in 2017 that "the engineering by itself does not exist to do that in a high-quality way".
Given Apple has an army of devs in the iOS ecosystem, it's not hard to imagine it could bring a good few of them over to work on AR stuff.
From the rumours swirling around Apple's AR efforts, we'd have expected a pair of specs or goggles to pop up sooner. It is noted that before the end of 2020 Apple is expected to drop a new iPad pro onto the market This will incorporate a new camera module with an extra sensor on board.
The company is said to have 1,000 engineers employed on various VR and AR projects, and the team would have been made up by executives who have previously worked on gaming projects for Apple, so that focus seems likely confirmed.