The Fall Event of 2021 was great. We saw the release of numerous new devices and software. But, Apple still has a lot planned for the upcoming years.
Some of them are very generic like: The new iPhone, iPad, or MacBook. Whereas there are some shockers, like: Apple Car, Apple Glass, etc. Today we are going to talk about one such shocker of an innovation that Apple is trying to develop. The Apple Glasses.
So, let us Begin...
All about the news:
Apple Glass is a futuristic wearable device that overlays visuals in the real world. Recent leaks and insider info suggest that Apple's augmented-reality glasses may be delayed. A reliable source who is familiar with Apple product releases said that the release would not take place until 2022. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, they will be available in 2023, as the project is underway.
Apple Glass will run on Starboard (or perhaps GlassOS), an operating system that Apple first introduced in iOS 13. Apple is likely to test activation and application, as the augmented reality framework is repeatedly mentioned in code and text documents. Here is everything we know so far about Apple Glass, including pricing and specs.
Release date of Apple Glasses
Bloomberg reports that Apple Glass will be available in 2023. Apple is closer to releasing virtual reality headgear that can compete with the Oculus Rift 2. But, this information was deemed inaccurate, by Jon Prosser (a well-known Apple leaker), as it may arrive sooner than 2023.
Prosser claims that the launch will take place between March and June 2021. Prosser claims that Apple Glass will not be released until it is ready for the market. This is similar to the time it took to sell the original-generation Apple Watch. Apple wants members of the media to attend the announcement. Prosser claims that the company may announce the lenses at its annual autumn address as "one more thing".
According to The Information, the trial production of Apple Glass lenses has begun. This is a significant milestone for Apple's wearable gadgets.
Features of Apple glasses
The Apple AR Glasses will transport information from your phone to the wearables. The glasses are intended to connect with an iPhone and show information like texts, emails, maps, and games across the user's field of view.
Apple is also considering third-party app development and has plans to create a dedicated app shop similar to the Apple TV or Apple Watch.
A slew of Apple patents have recently surfaced, describing how specially-designed lenses may be used to cast pictures on a user's eye, as well as how a touchscreen surface (such as an iPhone or iPad) can be used as a controller. One patent mentions opacity-adjustable glasses, which may assist add emphasis to a movie or improve sight on a particularly bright day, for example.
In early February of this year, Apple also submitted a patent for a catadioptric optical system, which is a set of lenses that project pictures into a user's eyes.
According to Patently Apple, Apple has been granted 53 patents, including ones for its augmented reality wearable, 3D mapping technology, and a smarter iPhone Home screen, among other things.
Apple offers a similar feature in its Apple Maps app, called Look Around. However, this feature would be more immersive with Apple Glass.
According to reports, the most recent Apple Glass prototype looks like an "un-intimidating" pair of plastic glasses. Marketing materials, however, suggest a Clark Kent-esque design. The right temple has a LiDAR scanner, but there are no other cameras to protect your privacy (although this could change). The glasses come with a stand made of plastic and wireless chargers.
The glasses will not be as lightweight as Ray-Ban's aviators, they may be as comfortable and light as everyday glasses. And the first generation of Apple Glass will not be available in tinted versions.
Apple Glass may also have a modular feature. The suspected mixed reality glasses might come with detachable limbs that each have a distinct role or function. Apple Glass might use Sony OLED screens for augmented reality, according to display expert Ross Young.
Prosser claims that the Apple Glasses currently cost $499 plus prescription fees. Now that may seem low, especially compared to competing with augmented reality headsets like the Microsoft Hololens 2.
TheHololens 2 costs $3,500. However, a large part of the headset's cost is due to the fact that it has all the electronics required for AR.
Apple Glass will instead rely on a companion iPhone to process the data. This will make it much simpler and less complex than the Hololens. It'll function similarly to the Vuzix Blade smart glasses, which include a built-in camera and Alexa support.
The Vuzix Blade, on the other hand, begins at $799. Apple's entry-level wristwatch is far less expensive than some of its pricier smartwatches. It may be had for as low as $799.
The new Apple glass is surely going to turn a lot of heads when it is released. But, we should always keep a few things in mind.
- We have seen previously companies like Google trying to bring in similar devices, which suffered a great failure.
- The apple Glass, (as fancy it may sound) is not a necessary gadget. It’s more of a gimmick. So, people might not find it worthy of the price.
But, if it’s released after a couple of years, things might be different. As we know, there is always a time for a segment of gadgets, and it’s still not the right time for Apple Glass.