Apple may want to reveal its augmented reality glasses ‘Apple Glass’ by the end of this year. The glasses would cost $499.
For some time now, Apple seems to be working on glasses with augmented reality functions, possibly called the Apple Glasses. The device projects all kinds of information from your iPhone onto your glasses, such as emails, navigation, messages and more. According to the reliable Apple tasty Jon Prosser, the Apple glasses will be presented in early 2021.
Apple Glasses 2021
In a tweet, Prosser reports that Apple is aiming for March-June 2021. The Apple guy claims to have even seen the Apple Glasses in a video – and they look very cool, he says. He promises to share the images soon.
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Maybe both. In a podcast (Recycle Bin), Prosser adds that it may be that the disclosure will take place in the first half of 2021 (perhaps during WWDC), but that the Apple Glasses will not be on sale until 2022. As Prosser rightly points out, a lot of time between the announcement of a completely new Apple product and the release.
The first iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and HomePod were also announced months before the release. Apple does this partly because developers are given enough time to get started with it. In addition, Apple must register a new product with a variety of testing authorities, such as the FCC, well in advance. From this moment on, all details are known, so for a new product category, Apple prefers to announce the product before this registration.
Details Apple Glasses
Prosser also provides new information about the Apple glasses in the podcast: they can be supplied with prescription lenses. “It is a very safe prediction. I’m 99.9 percent sure, ”he says.
Bloomberg previously reported that the AR glasses sync with the iPhone to project texts, emails, maps, and games over the user’s field of vision. The glasses are also reportedly getting a sleek design. No processor is built-in; for the computing power it would depend on the iPhone.
Works with iPhone
The Apple glasses do not have their own processors and lean for calculations on a paired iPhone. The operation is done with hand gestures on and in front of the glasses. Apple Glass could be charged wirelessly using an included stand.
Apple originally intended to reveal the glasses as a surprise at the end of its iPhone presentation later this year. In the context of the coronavirus, this could possibly be shifted to an event in March 2021. The glasses would then be released in late 2021 or early 2022, says Prosser.