Apple Is Ramping Up Work on AR Headset to Succeed iPhone

Apple Is Ramping Up Work on AR Headset to Succeed iPhone

By | November 8th, 2017
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Breakthrough device will have new chip and operating system


														
							

Unlike the current generation of virtual reality headsets that use a smartphone as the engine and screen, Apple’s device will have its own display and run on a new chip and operating system, according to people familiar with the situation. The development timeline is very aggressive and could still change, said the people, who requested anonymity to speak freely about a private matter.

 While virtual reality immerses the user in a digital world, augmented reality overlays images and data on the real one. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook considers AR less isolating than VR and as potentially revolutionary as the smartphone. He has talked up the technology on Good Morning America and gives it as almost much attention during earnings calls as sales growth.
The team’s first product was ARKit, tools that outside software developers use to create AR applications for the latest iPhones and iPads, leveraging their screens, cameras and processors to create virtual 3-D interfaces for online shopping, education and gaming. This was an interim step, giving Apple an opportunity to test the technology on an existing product.
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Nisheeth Bhakuni