Remember the weird clue from last September, a hidden app in the developer version of iOS 13 that led straight to some VR glasses?
Apparently the small app STARTester that switched the operating system to wearable mode was really the signal of the arrival of the new Apple Glasses AR. I told you about it here.
There seem to be no more doubts: not only does the device live and fight with us (more than anything else with bitten Apple lovers, I'm going to Android) but it is scheduled for next year.
The revelations come fromBloomberg's latest report signed by Mark Gurman, a "hound" who has never missed one. These new augmented reality glasses will be equipped with holographic displays within the frame, and will work in conjunction with the new iPhone11s due out in 2020.
Apple Glasses AR functions
Apple's AR glasses should sync with the owner's iPhone to show them notifications, emails, maps and more right in the field of view.
The Cupertino house is also thinking about the introduction of a special version of the Apple Store designed precisely for the support of glasses. A bit like what happened also for Apple Watch and Apple TV.
Nothing is known about the design yet, but I could bet that Apple will jump through hoops to give the new AR Glasses the minimal look that characterizes the whole family feel of the company.
We are in a crucial period for the future of communication, amidst the "oriental" thrusts (see 5G and the new wave of Huawei, Honor and Xiaomi smartphones) and "Western" resistances (see China tariffs and Google's information embargo on new Chinese devices).
Innovative solutions like Apple Glasses AR they can restore a gap that has not only cleared in recent years, but is currently on a negative balance.
It will be interesting to see if the Apple manages to regain the creative-competitive advantage, to do that extra meter again.