Apple is counting on maximizing augmented reality and virtual reality. A new patent, spotted by Patently Apple, shows new features created by the Cupertino company.
Augmented and virtual reality is a sector on which builders rely heavily. And while Intel unveiled smart eyewear projecting a laser image on the retina, Patently Apple has spotted a patent on future AR / VR glasses from the Cupertino company. A patent that reveals a little more about the features of this rather promising connected object.
Apple has been working on his AR / VR glasses for a while. Glasses that many hope to see happen between 2019 and 2020, if they actually see the light of day. But the most pessimistic reassure: it seems that the Cupertino firm still working on this project if we believe a patent spotted Patently Apple. A patent that shows that the manufacturer intends to redouble resources to gain finesse and lightness for its future connected glasses. The document states in particular that VR headsets use lenses between the screen and the user’s eyes and tend to give rather heavy objects – like HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. The goal of Apple is to win in place with a better lightness.
A first step towards augmented reality
Apple has already made this year a first step towards augmented reality thanks to its ARKit. But despite the highlight of VR applications on the App Store – probably encouraged by the monster success of Pokemon Go in the summer of 2016 – it will have recorded rather disappointing figures for the firm. The manufacturer seems to persevere to one day, become one of the major players in augmented reality and virtual reality. Of course, the filing of a patent does not involve the release of a final product.